RE: [DNS] Call for Code of Conduct workshop

RE: [DNS] Call for Code of Conduct workshop

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 15:13:21 +1100

I think you may have misunderstood.

Firstly, auDA will be convening the first 'Code of Practice' meeting in
December at which initial discussions can take place. If others want to hold
a meeting before them then that is up to them. I thought that this was made
clear at the public meeting to discuss the Registrar agreement but maybe I
am wrong. It is, however, in the minutes of that meeting.

Secondly, we are not seeking to impose a Code of Practice. What we have
published is an interim COP, which is subject to comment etc. It is the
first step in the process. MIT have said that they will follow it (from
today) but it will change and develop over time.

Thirdly, you have a choice as to whether you become a Registrar or not. If
you decide to then you must abide by the terms of the Registrar Agreement .
Over time, a Code of Practice will be developed which may well replace some
of the clauses of the Registrar Agreement. The Registrar Agreement and
auDA's published policies prevail. You are not forced to become a Registrar
and you should not enter into the agreement unless you agree to be bound by
the terms.

I hope that has cleared things up but if you have any other queries, please
let me know.


Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter [mailto:peter&#167;]
Sent: Thursday, 1 November 2001 15:01
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Subject: Re: [DNS] Call for Code of Conduct workshop


I agree we have problems with the apparent indecent haste by auda to
compose and enforce a code of conduct - primarily on registrars and
resellers - however I don't think stepping outside auda is the answer , and
I think it particularly unfortunate that this solution was proposed by a
nominee for the auda board.

The current proposal that to become a registrar or reseller we must sign
and abide by the code of conduct would be unenforceable in its present
form... indeed any court would overturn it on the grounds that we are being
coerced into signing unreasonable conditions or lose (at least part) of our

With the exception of Melbourne IT who have their own reasons for
recommending it, I have not found anyone the least bit satisfied by the
current proposal.

I would like to suggest that we stay within the auda umbrella, and that
you, Jaquie and I - as nominees for the position of director for the supply
section, approach Chris Chaundy and Michael Malone (board members for the
supply section) to pressure for  a public meeting hosted by auda to discuss
the "code" in more detail, and to consider asking for a delay in the
implementation until a satisfactory code can be developed.

The above paragraph is not meant to imply that the discussion should not
include members other than from "supply" - but it is undoubtedly of great
importance to those of us being asked to abide by it.

Through this letter I would ask if Ron & Jaquie are in agreement, and that
if Chris Disspain would be disposed to call and chair such a meeting. Only
if the answers are negative would I personally be comfortable with an
unofficial meeting.

Peter Dean
Director - The Instra Group
Nominee for position of director of auda (Supply section)

At 10:20 AM 10/31/01 +1100, you wrote:
>It's just been brought to my attention that, in calling for a meeting /
>workshop to not be under auDA's auspices, I have inferred that auDA should
>be excluded.
>My apologies - auDa are of course invited and encouraged to attend.  I just
>want it driven by users, not the governing body.
>Ron Stark
>Business Park Pty Ltd
>mail: ronstark&#167;
>tel: +61 (0)3 9592 6895   fax: +61 (0)3 9591 0729
>mob: +61 (0)41 812 9922
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