RE: [DNS] Personal attacks and defamatory comments

RE: [DNS] Personal attacks and defamatory comments

From: Harry Hoholis <webmaster§webaccess.com.au>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 14:26:55 +1000
I agree with you Don. But I have raised issues that have immediatly
led Mr. Bloch to take action to try and discredit me. Now why would he
want to do that? As he stated, he has never met me, never spoken to me and
never done anything wrong by me. But since he hosts the aunic database
to which he has physical access to, I asked a few questions (many of
which have been asked by other list members)

He ignores these questions, or sidesteps them.

Basically Mr. Blochs actions are suspicious and raise far too many
quations for my liking, fo someone who has physical access to the aunic
database
and also believs that he can technically access it like it were his own.

As far as the au.com saga, the manner in which Mr.Bloch conducted himself on
this
issue, makes me even more suspicious. His clear belief that he should
be able to use misleading language to sell a product, giftrap the product
in a manner so as to equate it with tld's and also cctld's and then
attack my integrity when I question his motives in this regard, makes me
very uneasy in the knowledge that he goes to work every day and has
access to the aunic database.

Harry

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Cameron [mailto:donc&#167;mudgeeab.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 27 September 2001 5:15 PM
To: dns&#167;auda.org.au
Subject: Re: [DNS] Personal attacks and defamatory comments


I agree with Larry totally here... this list has gone off the rails.

Since when did attacking an individual (shooting the messenger) become a
reasonable and accepted means of addressing an issue? People will always be
passionate about issues they believe in, so surely the task of managers and
administrators is to diffuse the passion by focusing on the issue.

Numerous people have voiced concerns that are highly pertinent to the
administration of the Australian namespace, however baring a few notable
exceptions, the issues have been totally overrun by blatant attempts to
discredit the people concerned.

(PS Larry - I did note your valuable and welcome response to my specific
concerns - and thank you for changing the wording on your site - my only
concern about .au.com was that it should not be equated to, or in any way
affiliated with the .com.au namespace - they are totally different entities,
and it is right that they remain apart. I certainly did not infer that
.au.com should be "banned" (or worse), and agree that you have just as much
right to profit from selling third-level domains as anyone else. End of
story on my part).

However I remain concerned that the policy of this list does seem to be one
of "attack the messenger and the issue will go away". Doesn't anyone read
history books any more?

PPS - My vote goes to informed discussions and self-moderation... if someone
is so offensive that they truly need banning, the list should be capable of
managing this by sheer weight of membership opinion. Though having said
this, Harry, if you do have any further concerns, maybe you could try being
a little less confrontational to specific list members. It does work both
ways.

Don Cameron

(Affiliations - Formerly ran an ISP however nowadays has nothing to do with
Domain registrars other than being another bunny trying to convince people
just why they SHOULD purchase a .com.au domain... though unfortunately it's
getting increasingly hard to convince myself why they should).


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