[DNS] .gov.au query

[DNS] .gov.au query

From: Tizard, James (IEPO) <"Tizard,>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 08:58:41 +0930
Noting the comment below that this is a general forum for discussing
Australian Domain issues, hoping this is not a FAQ (I've looked) I hope
someone might be able to point me in the right direction:

I am interested in whether other Governments have addressed the policy issue
of appropriate domains for 'corporatized' government instrumentalities - ie
should they register domains in .com.au, .gov.au or both? 

Our perhaps simplistic reasoning is that any entity that is ultimately
responsible to a Minister should register in .gov.au.  However, as many of
these also have an ACN number, they are also eligible to register in

all constructive comments gratefully accepted

thanks in advance

J Tizard
SA Government

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Corliss [mailto:patrick&#167;quad.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 17 May 2000 1:07
To: dns&#167;waia.asn.au
Subject: [DNS] Fw: Were you consulted?

As this is a general forum for discussing Australian Domain issues, you
safely say that the wide consultation did not extend to Australia.

Patrick Corliss

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law <froomkin&#167;LAW.MIAMI.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2000 0:56
Subject: Were you consulted?

>As you may know, ICANN suddenly announced last week that it has formed
>Election and Nominating Committees, without any visible public input.
>The announcement is at
>http://www.icann.org/announcements/icann-pr09may00.htm .
>Commentary suggesting that there were a few flaws in the process can be
>found at http://www.icannwatch.org
>In response to this criticism, ICANN CEO Mike Roberts is quoted in today's
>New York Times as saying that "Icann directors and staff worked hard to
>consult widely in the process of forming these committees,"
>http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/05/cyber/capital/16capital.html .
>As far as I can tell, no one I know was consulted, and am I in touch with
>a lot of people interested in ICANN.  My suspicion is that if ICANN did
>engage in consultations at all they were limited to participants in the
>late gTLD-MOU and/or representatives of large corporations.
>In order to test this intuition, I would be very interested in hearing
>from anyone who was actually consulted by ICANN prior to this
>announcement, whatever their affiliation.
>[This message is being cross-posted widely; please feel free to circulate
>as appropriate until May 25, 2000]
>A. Michael Froomkin   |    Professor of Law    |   froomkin&#167;law.tm
>U. Miami School of Law, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124 USA
>+1 (305) 284-4285  |  +1 (305) 284-6506 (fax)  |  http://www.law.tm
>                        -->It's warm here.<--

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