Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Deus Ex Machina <vicc§cia.net.au>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:15:02 +1100
Ron Ipsen [ron&#167;comu.net.au] wrote:
> At 07:44 PM 23/11/00 +1100, Don Cameron wrote:
> 
> I see that there is a lot of discussion pointing to the .au space as being 
> competitive with .com.net etc.
> 
> I do not see this as being the case.
> 
> I see the free for all domains as being about as legitimate as a hotmail 
> address. The rules and policies we are building are (IMHO) about preserving 
> the integrity and thus the inherit value of the .au space.
> 
> We are not about competing (again IMHO) with the rest of the worlds systems 
> but about protecting and conserving and building on what is uniquely ours 
> for ourselves, our communities and those that will follow us.

I really dont see how this form of jingoistic nationalism is worthwhil and its
extremly short sighted, global competition is a fact of life, I think you better
start getting used to it.  when we set our pricing on hosting we carefully look
at overseas prices, cause if we are not competitive our customer start hosting
overseas.

as for integrity and value in .au names I really have no idea what you are
talking about.  its a name space benevolantly lent to an employee of
melbourne university by an os body for a protocol that is rapidly outliving
its use by date.

its not exactly a rare natural treasure like a beach or a large orange rock
that needs to be preserved for future generations is it. dns will exist as long
as there is no new protocol that suplants it. protocols come and go, perhaps
you would like to set up a protocol museum so our children childrens can say
"oh wow dad look at that hierarchical name space thing they had in 2000".

dns is not a national treasure, it is not a national asset. it s currently
being privately exploited by a couple of australian private companies for
the benefit of their shareholders.

it is a name space lent to us for a global protocol that may or may not
persist. and its commercialisation has made it into a commodity item.

Vic
Received on Thu Nov 23 2000 - 09:15:04 UTC

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