Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

Re: [DNS] .au space proposal

From: Ron Ipsen <ron§>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:46:39 +1100
At 12:15 PM 23/11/00 +1100, you wrote:
>Ron Ipsen [ron&#167;] wrote:
> >
> > I see that there is a lot of discussion pointing to the .au space as being
> > competitive with 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 
>start getting used to it.  when we set our pricing on hosting we carefully 
>at overseas prices, cause if we are not competitive our customer start hosting

Price followship is not a sustainable economic strategy for a small 
enterprise. The bigger companies can always undercut you.

There are more ways to compete than on just pricing. (and/or availability)

>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.

as these things happen.

>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 
>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".

Try not to confuse the dns (in whatever technical protocol/form) with the 
namespace. They are really 2 different aspects

>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.

One view I spose.

>it is a name space lent to us for a global protocol that may or may not

The protocol may or may not persist, and yes indeed its longevity is in 
doubt. The naming conventions of the namespace however are quite a 
different matter.

>  and its commercialisation has made it into a commodity item.

I agree on this one for sure, and personally dislike this aspect a lot.

Received on Thu Nov 23 2000 - 09:54:24 UTC

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