RE: [DNS] Re: Informing the public.

RE: [DNS] Re: Informing the public.

From: Skeeve Stevens <skeeve§>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 21:11:06 +1000
Hey Michael,

	Personally I use because I like the interface
and the simplicity... question is though, why havent they become an
official registrar? I would have moved 20 domains there already if they
had been.... 
At the moment, I am trying to pick the best of the bunch... and can't
really figure out who is worth anything.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael-Pappas [mailto:auda&#167;] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 4:34 PM
> To: ceo&#167;; jo.lim§;
> Cc: dns&#167;
> Subject: [DNS] Re: Informing the public.
> Hello Chris,
> Below is and email that every registrant is getting about this change
> over. As a reseller and trusted service provider to a lot of 
> people we are
> getting calls from people who have never heard of the auDA 
> before this and
> think that this email is SPAMING for their business behind our back.
> Now I know that some people jump to conclusion and do not read and
> understand the implication of a change such as this but to 
> all of a sudden
> be in their eyes these issues have been forced on them with no prior
> warnings.
> A few points that were raised by registrants.
> - What gives auDA the right to SPAM me on behalf of Melb IT. 
> (As we know
> the majority of names will be with them and the below 
> email look
> as if it's from the registrar at a glance, and mostly people 
> don't read
> email properly if they think it's SPAM [now anther word comes 
> to mind but
> I'll e nice])
> - Where can I get access to the information that auDA has about me and
> where are their policies on its use. (It raised the thought in my mind
> that there is no polices on auDA's own use of whois data only 
> registry,
> registrar reseller and registrant use, I think that this needs to be
> address as auDA seems to have rights beyond the meager 
> mortals that you
> represent.)
> - Who's idea was it to email, does the auDA know that SPAM 
> gets deleted?
> (This person was very angry : (
> - Why was this not sent out in the post from a government 
> department like
> with electricity and telecommunications usage some time ago? 
> Also before
> the change to give people time to react and learn? (With this 
> I some how
> agree, email was not a good option for educating the public 
> and mail outs
> to all would have been a better option not only people with 
> domain names.)
> - Why did I get this email x amount of times? (Most registrants of
> administrators of domain name more than one listing, would not have it
> been really easy to cull the records and take out double ups.)
> Next is the usage policy for direct lookups to AusRegistry, 
> we have, as
> you may or may not know, been Black Banned from lookups to the
> server and as a cause all 
> names that we
> currently sell come up as available. Our technical manager has raised
> these concerns with the auDA and also AusRegistry. We have found that
> AusRegistry don't have provisions for resellers and we are 
> support to go
> through our reseller. Our reseller does not have whois 
> services yet (if
> ever) as they do direct lookups.
> Jo as responded to an email from our technical manager about 
> this and says
> that our service will be increased to allow us the lookups. 
> Still we have
> not received response from AusRegistry on this and have lost 
> a whole days
> registrantions as a cause.
> I would appreciate an answer to these issues on the email and also
> regarding provision on lookups for resellers direct to the registry as
> this seems like it has not been thought out very well in both 
> situations.
> Regards,
> Michael-Pappas
> Click'nGo! Operations.
> <email to all .au registrants.>
> ------
> auDA's new Australian domain name regime and names
> .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the 
> government-endorsed manager of
> Australian domain names (see
> You are being sent this email because you are listed in the
> database as the administrative contact for the above name.
> This email contains important information about the above 
> domain name. If
> you are no longer the administrative contact and you know who 
> has replaced
> you, please urgently forward this email to them. If you do 
> not know who
> has replaced you forward this email to noadmin&#167;
> Today, auDA introduced a new domain name regime and new 
> domain name policy
> rules. This will affect your domain name in the following ways.
> Under the new system, each domain name has a Registrar of 
> Record entered
> in the database. Your Registrar of Record is Melbourne IT Ltd. This is
> because when you licensed or last renewed the domain name, you did so
> directly through Melbourne IT Ltd or through one of their domain name
> resellers.
> When your domain name licence expires you can renew it through your
> Registrar of Record or you may decide to transfer to another auDA
> Accredited Registrar, in which case they will become your new 
> Registrar of
> Record. The cost of renewal may vary from registrar to 
> registrar. It is
> important to check the service offerings and charges of each registrar
> before making your choice. A list of registrars and links to their
> websites is available at
> If you have any queries about your domain name you should contact
> Melbourne IT Ltd or the reseller you normally deal with.
> For more information about auDA and the new domain name 
> regime and policy
> rules, see
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