Sun, 16 Aug 1998 15:50:54 +1000
At 11:59 16/08/98 +1000, you wrote:
> Maruyama also rejected the argument of JPNIC critics that some of the
>center's policies have stifled Internet use in Japan. According to JPNIC
>policy, for instance, only a company registered for business in Japan can
>obtain a ".jp" domain name. No individual can obtain a domain name. And any
>corporation can obtain only a single domain listing. No such rules apply in
>the United States or in many other countries.
Isn't this all the same as applies here in Australia? As well as the UK,
NZ... and so on...
Having rules for DNS and requiring to be a registered business, trading
name etc. Personally I think this a good thing with all the legal battles
brewing in the states over domain names. The guy just changed his ISP and
had problems transferring his domain name as far as I can see. How does
that suddenly become a story about cartels and the Japanese Internet being
The all-out attack on the Japanese Internet seems a bit extreme ... I
wonder if this is being promoted by the US industry that wants to get a
hold of the business in Japan?