[DNS] *.com.au & *.au.com.au

[DNS] *.com.au & *.au.com.au

From: Jon Lawrence <jon§jonlawrence.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 13:31:22 +0100
Hi Anand

Sorry, I was being sarcastic.  

I actually think your idea is both ill-conceived and totally unworkable.
 While I do think that the government has a role in setting the boundaries
within which domain names can be registered, the idea of having the government
determining an "appropriate" domain name for a company is totally out of
step with the concept of free enterprise.

And, unless I'm totally missing the point, your idea also seems pretty incompatible
with the tone of the quotation in your email signature.


>-- Original Message --
>Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 19:09:57 +1000
>To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns&#167;dotau.org>
>From: Anand Kumria <wildfire&#167;progsoc.uts.edu.au>
>Subject: Re: [DNS] *.com.au & *.au.com.au
>Reply-To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns&#167;dotau.org>
>On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 07:58:57PM +0100, Jon Lawrence wrote:
>> >In some respects it'd be nicer if ASIC and the various state agencies
>> >automagically assigned entities that registered with them with an
>> >appropriate DNS name. But I think that is a broader discussion to have
>> >some other time.
>> What a great idea.  
>Glad you agree that having only one entity apply a uniform name policy
>in Australia is sane.
>> Perhaps they could use ACN or ABN numbers.  I'm sure
>I don't think it'd be useful to have 'abn.au', perhaps though you could
>write up something that defines an URN space for them so they can be
>looked up via the Australian Business Register.
>> 45689456548.com.au.  Or, perhaps a neater technical solution would be
>> ASIC et al to take over APNIC and instead of allowing companies to register
>> names at all, they could just assign them an IP address.  
>Certainly feasibile with IPv6, but I don't see the benefit myself.
> `When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say
>  its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you
>  forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter
>  holy the motives' -- Robert A Heinlein, "If this goes on --"
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