Re: [DNS] US GOV. GIVES CONTROL OF .EDU TO NONPROFIT GROUP

Re: [DNS] US GOV. GIVES CONTROL OF .EDU TO NONPROFIT GROUP

From: David Keegel <djk§cyber.com.au>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 11:41:06 +1100 (EST)
This is good news.

Hopefully we will see an Australian organisation bringing together all
education stake-holders (primary, secondary and tertiary in the case
of edu.au) step forward soon, so we can do a similar thing for edu.au.

PS: It isn't spelt out in http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/171602.html
but Mike Roberts is actually the *former* ICANN President (as of March).

] For Information
] 
] The U.S. government has made good on its promise to turn over
] control of the .edu Internet domain to the nonprofit group
] EDUCAUSE, as representatives from both groups signed off on a
] five-year management deal. ICANN President Mike Roberts said the
] move "gets [.edu] outside the government where the community has
] a more settled voice in it."  The move should end the protest
] that community college leaders raised when .edu was designated
] as a domain only for four-year institutions. EDUCAUSE Vice
] President Mark Luker announced in April that one of the group's
] first mandates would be to set up an open decision-making
] process to propose policy changes. EDUCAUSE will allow
] community colleges to begin submitting applications for .edu
] addresses on Nov. 12, 2001.
] (Newsbytes, 29 October 2001)
] 
] See at http://www.educause.edu/edudomain/
] 
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] Director, Strategic IT Initiatives
] ADELAIDE UNIVERSITY SA 5005
] AUSTRALIA
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