[DNS] Interest in fostering awareness in auDA policies by CTCs and Telecentres

[DNS] Interest in fostering awareness in auDA policies by CTCs and Telecentres

From: Ian Johnston <ian.johnston§infobrokers.com.au>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 18:57:40 +0800
Don

Regarding your interest in fostering an awareness in auDA policies by the
growing Australian network of Community Technology Centres (CTCs) and
Telecentres, that is an excellent idea.

In the light of my experience in auDA Panels and observing auDA, I can see
that such community based organisations and networks have an important role
to play.

There are a number of auDA and Government policies and decisions relating to
.au namespace that have the potential to impact on CTC and Telecentre
networks.  Community-based organisations, such as the CTC network have a
real opportunity to participate and influence outcomes.

For example, the CTC network might be interested in auDA's response to the
forthcoming One-City One-Site (OCOS) proposal and related community
governance arrangements to be submitted to auDA for decision.  More detailed
information about OCOS proposal may be at
<http://www.auda.org.au/panel/name/submissions/mcguire.pdf> and the OCOS
Working Groups website <http://www.onecityonesite.org>.

Related to OCOS proposal, the Online Council has spoken.  From
<http://www.noie.gov.au/publications/media_releases/Jul2001/OnlineCouncil.ht
m>:

- The Council supports a proposal that Australia needs a community-based
geographic second level domain name based on a place name and State /
Territory system.

- The Council has requested that auDA consider the New South Wales proposal.

-  Ministers have called on auDA to resolve the issue quickly in
consultation with geographic names authorities in each jurisdiction, local
government and key interest groups.

See also the auDA Media Release of 20 August 2001, auDA To consider creating
new domains in 2002 <http://www.auda.org.au/docs/new-domains.html>.

SETEL would welcome the opportunity to discuss CTC / CTC network membership
with you and others.

Regards

Ian

~~~~~
Ian Johnston, Policy Consultant
Small Enterprise Telecommunications Centre Limited (SETEL)
PO Box 58   Jamison   ACT   2614   Australia
02 6251 7848 (B)   02 6251 7835 (F)   0413 990 112 (M)
www.setel.com.au   mailto:ian.johnston&#167;setel.com.au

SETEL is a national association advancing and representing
the interests of Australian small businesses as consumers of
telecommunications and electronic commerce.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don Cameron [mailto:donc&#167;mudgeeab.com.au]
Sent: 31 August, 2001 7:00 PM
To: ian.johnston&#167;setel.com.au; dns§auda.org.au
Subject: [DNS] Re: Federal Government commitment to consumer
representation in communications policy formulation

Thank you Ian,

I thought the posting might have relevence. As a not too distant aside, I'm
interested in fostering an awareness by the growing network of CTC's
(Community Technology Centre's) and Telecentre's throughout Australia in
AuDA policies, because of the close interaction these centres have with the
Internet community consumer-base. It's fair to say that in many areas these
centres form the "coal-face" of community Internet interaction, and raising
their own involvement and understanding of Internet issues can only benefit
those who use their services. Perhaps membership of  SETEL might be
appropriate for these organisations?

Most are funded NFP community groups, however many are centrally
administered, commonly falling under a State umbrella. I am attending a
meeting of CTC delegates on Monday and will raise this matter for
consideration.

Rgds, Don


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