RE: Melbourne IT's records

RE: Melbourne IT's records

From: Andrew Heath <drew§>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 10:30:06 +1100
The system that I originally wrote in 1996 for Melbourne IT did keep all
rejections in a separate database, so there is a record.

I know that the system was overhauled in 1999, but it would have a similar
database pile for rejects.

Robert Elz was in charge prior to that, and having studied his email system
for dealing with COM.AU requests, I again know that there were records kept,
but whether they still exist or not, I can't be sure, other than to say that
I know that Robert did keep everything.

At that time there were less than 9000 COM.AU domain names...

If COM.AU were to move to be generic, then I have always thought that for
any name that has been rejected in the past, there should be an auction,
where each of the parties who had applied for the name in the past were
informed of the auction, and these to be auctioned names were then sold over
a 3 month period.

This could easily be done through a system like EBAY.COM.AU and the profits
then given to a charitable trust, or a fighting fund for general internet
policy improval, or to fund AuDA

There are a number of alternatives, but I think the above is by far the
fairest mechanism...

Andrew Heath
Executive Director
Blue Tongue Software Pty Ltd
Blue Tongue Software
321 Queensberry Street
North Melbourne Vic AU 3051
P: +61 3 9320 8888 F: +61 3 9326 5701
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew King [mailto:mking&#167;]
> Sent: Tuesday, 6 March 2001 11:05 AM
> To: dns&#167;
> Subject: Re: Melbourne IT's records
> This approach flies in the face of natural justice for those that
> actually read or knew the registration rules and thus did not apply
> for generic or reserved names.
> It would be quite unjust to proceed in this way as the current rules
> would effectively enable a reservation process which it is clearly
> stated not to be.
> I know a number of my clients that would seriously consider legal
> action against any party that allowed this.
> >The market will sort itself out post sale.  I understand that
> Melbourne IT's
> >records are sufficient to track request after they took over the formal
> >management in Oct 96.  Maybe records exist before then.
> Matthew King
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Received on Thu Mar 08 2001 - 07:30:42 UTC

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