Web-site hosts for community organisations?
Tue, 3 Oct 1995 21:48:00 +1000
At 09:04 AM 2/10/95 +1100, Michael Moynihan wrote:
>...web-site available to community groups...
>Are there any other useful alternatives?
>...would be useful to have a domain name alias (I think the
>Australian Computer Society has some arrangement like this with Pegasus - is
>that right, Tom?).
Assuming that I am the "Tom": Pegasus provides the ACSlink service for
members. I am not sure of the details, but I believe that it is done with a
domain name alias. This works okay most of the time, but sometimes the
Pegasus domain name peeps through the cracks and causes some confusion.
I have been providing some limited Web services to community groups, as well
as a directory, as part of the ACS "Australia This Minute" project. Pegasus
does have a simple forms facility, which I have tried successfully on my own
The ACT TLC is setting up a project to provide Internet facilities for
community groups in Canberra. They will be releasing more details shortly.
The main requirement I saw for community groups, was to get a small amount
of information on the Web quickly, to give them the confidence to do more.
That is why I have been providing "instant" Web pages, the equivalent of a
couple of pages of text. There is just about enough awareness and experience
out there now to try something more ambitious. However you need to remember
that these organisations have other priorities for their limited resources
(some don't have fax machines, let alone computers and modems).
Tom Worthington <firstname.lastname@example.org> Ph: +61 6 2474830
Director of the Community Affairs Board Fax: +61 6 2496419
& President elect for 1996 http://acslink.net.au/~tomw
Australian Computer Society Inc. AH/Pager: 041 1182326