Re: [DNS] Melbourne IT - slow speed, laxsecurity and poor quality of service

Re: [DNS] Melbourne IT - slow speed, laxsecurity and poor quality of service

From: Chris Berkeley <magic2147§optushome.com.au>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:56:38 +1000
On 5 Aug 2002 at 17:41, Lucian Daniel Kafka wrote:

> At 04:54 PM 8/6/02 +1000, you wrote:
> >On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Peter wrote:
> >
> > > I read the auda documentation that said the the domain
> > > registrations only cost $12, yet the parasites losers
> > > at Melbourne IT are forcing us to pay them $140 for
> > > this service.
> >
> >And when Melb IT ran the show; the costs were not *even* $12/domain
> >(probably more like $5/domain/year) :P
> 
> Registrars buy wholesale domains for more than that. .com.au/.net.au are 
> for example $50, others cheaper. The $11 is the auDA fee only, on top of 
> which AusRegistry puts its own fee.
> 
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Lucian Kafka
> <http://www.conexim.com.au/>www.conexim.com<http://www.conexim.com.au/>.au
> 

Doesn't this beg the question: why did auDA bother with having registrars? At the 
moment the average domain buyer has up to four shysters taking a clip - auDA, 
AusRegistry, Registrars, and Resellers. Would it not have been more efficient to have 
eliminated the Registrars at least?

CB
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