Re: DNS: Can we do something about noise on this list

Re: DNS: Can we do something about noise on this list

From: Stephen Baxter <steve§>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 09:46:05 +0930 (Cen. Australia Standard Time)
> Perhaps list members can respond to a simple question with a Yes or No:
> Your votes:
> Larry Bloch: NetRegistry: YES

Steve Baxter : YES

I would like to go one step further and suggest a real fix :

I request that either :

[please feel free to constructively modify these - the following just seem
to make some sense for an Australian DNS discussion list]

o  a new mailling list be formed to talk about Australian DNS issues. This
   list would have strict rules for discussion including :

   o  all DNS issues in Australia under .au
   o  ways to improve the stability of the DNS system
   o  suggested policy guidelines for .au and below DNS
   o  global policy that ONLY has direct bearing/influence on .au
   o  ways to promote competition under .au and other sub domains

   the list charter would not include discussion on :

   o  rogue, alternate DNS systems
   o  anything outside .au that did not have direct implications for .au
      and below.


o  the present mailling list (dns&#167; adopt a charter similar to

If the IIA are not willing to take a leadership role in this area then I
am sure that other responsible Internet bodies would like the chance. If
the DNS is to remain relevant it needs to focus on the realities of .au
DNS and the issues faced their - not in some farcical .wally-world !

Stephen Baxter             SE Network Access/Big Networks Australia
phone : +61 8 8221 5221    222 Grote Street 
fax   : +61 8 8221 5220    Adelaide 5000, Australia

( - do not go quietly into the night !)
Received on Mon Jun 22 1998 - 11:33:16 UTC

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