RE: [DNS] Operation of the Authortitative .au Name Server

RE: [DNS] Operation of the Authortitative .au Name Server

From: Dassa <dasssa§>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2001 09:14:39 +1100
|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: Peter Nissen [mailto:peter.nissen&#167;]
|> Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 12:59 PM
|> To: dns&#167;
|> Cc: Lim, Jo; McLaughlin, George
|> Subject: [DNS] Operation of the Authortitative .au Name Server
|> Any thoughts/advice?
|> I raised with auDA on 2 October the issue of funding for the support and
|> traffic costs associated with the operation of the .au authoritative
|> name server (currently munnari).
|> My concern was that I was unable to find an allowance for this item in
|> the "auDA Operating Expenses for 2002" and I was aware that munnari
|> traffic (received) costs were around $6000-8000 per month.

I'd be looking for more economical bandwidth.  DHS International pays around
$1400 AuD a month for our bandwidth.  This services around 215,000
hostnames/domains.  Primary, secondary DNS, webserver and database server.

As we are servicing international clients we aren't bound to having our
servers in Australia.  We also have a number of other secondary DNS servers
operating around the world.  Perhaps AuDA should consider distributing the
DNS servers around the world also for .au.

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch.

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