Re: [DNS] .asn Domains

Re: [DNS] .asn Domains

From: Paul Day <bonfire§>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 18:33:10 +0800 (WST)
On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Don Cameron wrote:

> * auDA is tasked with commercialising the .au namespace.

No, auDA is tasked with running the .au namespace effeciently and

> * auDA is not funded nor is it in a position to subsidise the free provision
> of domains.

The money they'll be making from and doesn't put them in a
position to subsidise the vastly smaller .org/asn/ namespace?

> * Most NFP entities are struggling for funds and cannot afford this
> additional overhead.

A bit of a generalisation to say "most". I'm on this "keep org/asn/
free" side of the fence, but I'm definately not naive enough to think that
most NPO's and individuals can't afford a domain registration!

> * Other than a desire for commercialisation, there is no justification for
> applying charges where none previously existed.

Again, I would disagree with this, from my side of the fence. There is
definately justification for commercialisation of part/all of the .au
domain space, however there are also viable ways of keeping the
NPO/individual name-space free and run effectively.


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