Re: [DNS] The .pro name space.

Re: [DNS] The .pro name space.

From: jamesguy <jamesguy§guyassociates.com.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:09:15 +1000
I have applied for membership, I am involved in the domain name industry, I am also a member of the community that uses this resource.  And it is about time these issues were raised.  Your opinion is noted and discarded.


> I don't see why you're even making these statements. From where I sit, it
> seems you've got no current interest in the Australian domain name industry.
> You're not a auDA member, your not a registrar and your not a reseller. What
> do you care about or even know about the Australian domain name industry?
> The list was nice and quite  with just  David Goldstein's international
> domain news for about three weeks until you invaded it with crap yesterday.
> 
> > From: jamesguy <jamesguy&#167;guyassociates.com.au>
> > Reply-To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
> > Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 15:56:35 +1000
> > To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
> > Subject: Re: RE: [DNS] The .pro name space.
> > 
> > [> > auDA is a private non-profit company
> >> IANAL, but by my reading of the Corporations Act (2001) as auDA is not a
> >> proprietary company but is company limited by guarantee, then its
> >> technically a public company, not a private company.]
> > 
> > You are correct auda is a monopoly which basically has the same effect as a
> > cartel "it monopolises".  The cartel is formed by the registries who agree to
> > provide services under the monopoly effect of auda.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> > [> > that makes money cartel style with government approval
> >> Actually, its 'monopoly style', rather than 'cartel style'.  auDA is a
> >> Regulatory Authority, and like most other Regulatory Authorities (think
> >> about it) its a monopoly.  The ACCC has the power to allow Regulatory
> >> Authorities to be monopolies.]
> > 
> > The effect is the same.  How about adressing the issues.  And in any case
> > surely issues of accountability and transparency in tendering should be on the
> > agenda.  Currently they are not.  Or Mark do you have information to the
> > contrary.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> > [> > and government representation on the Board (as I understand it)
> >> That's not correct either.  See http://www.auda.org.au/about/board.html.]
> > 
> > I was under the impression that a NOIE rep takes part in the board meetings.
> > If that is incorrect then so be it.  It does not detract from my argument for
> > transparency and accountability.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> > [> > its internal operations including expenditure should be accountable and
> >> open to transparent process
> >> auDA budget, board minutes, and audited accounts are on the auDA web site.]
> > 
> > What about a policy for appointment of contractors that is tender related.
> > counter argument is ineffective in addressing the issues I have raised.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> > [> > sub-contractors should provide services for tender on the same basis that
> >> any government authority operates
> >> When auDA reviews its suppliers of services, I would hope that 'general
> >> competence', 'understanding of the domain name system', and 'the ability to
> >> get facts right before posting to a public listserver' are major selection
> >> criteria.]
> > 
> > What makes you think that auDA will even consider reviewing its list of
> > suppliers.  You assume alot.
> >> 
> >> 
> >> I'm making a list of the ten legal firms with the worst understanding of the
> >> domain name system combined with the worst ability to get their facts right,
> >> and who therefore should never be considered by auDA for the provision of
> >> legal services.   Hmm, so far I seem to have the same company at positions
> >> 1, 2, and 3 on the list.
> >> 
> > Irrelevant.
> > 
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