Re: [DNS] Domain name chief quits over agreement

Re: [DNS] Domain name chief quits over agreement

From: Larry Bloch <larry§>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:11:18 +1100
At 08:33 29/02/2000 +1100, you wrote:
>Melbourne IT chief executive Peter Gerrand said he was disappointed to see 
>O'Reilly go. Gerrand suggested the auDA board was in need of reform and 
>Melbourne IT would not sign the licence agreement to provide funding until 
>his company had full confidence in the umbrella body.
>"We'll only have full confidence in auDA as a self-regulatory body when it 
>has an independent chairman with the confidence of all the stakeholders 
>and also that they appoint  a chairman to their (competition) panel who is 
>also independent," he said.
>"Without making any personal aspersions, structurally it won't be right 
>until it's got a true independent chairman."
>This stake holder has every confidence in auDA. However I have no 
>confidence in the independence of INA, none what so ever. Indeed it is my 
>personal opinion that INA is just throwing its weight around to preserve 
>its monopoly position, its share price and its revenues.

I warned of exactly this situation in submissions both to the ACCC and ASIC.

Don't you just love saying "I told you so...". In any event, this is of 
serious concern as is a significant component of Australia's 
Internet infrastructure. So where to now???

Larry Bloch

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Received on Tue Feb 29 2000 - 13:10:53 UTC

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