[LINK] Re: .asn.au Domain Name Registrations (fwd)
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 10:28:01 +1000 (EST)
On 29 Oct, Rik Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 04:52:10PM +1100, Tony Barry wrote:
>> At 4:30 PM +1100 29/10/01, Craig Sanders wrote:
>> >the figures i've seen are that auDA will be charging $15,000 setup fee
>> >for anyone who wants to be an .id.au registrar, plus $12 per domain.
>> I doubt if any of these have more than a few hundred people
>> registered with them so this would kill them stone dead.
> Yep, there are currently a total of 533 registrations under 9 *.id.au
> domains with the largest (which is one of the free services) being 305.
I currently have hart.wattle.id.au that I registered back in 1997. I'd
be happy to be involved in any activity aimed at getting auDA to change
its mind on its charging policy.
It strikes me that making it prohibitively expensive to 'own' a domain
is just part of the failure of understanding about the personal use of
the Internet - like the issue of pricing of broadband and the
prohibition of servers on 'consumer' broadband connections.
If we are to be the smart country, knowledge nation or whatever the
pollies decide is the current vote winner, we need as FEW barriers to
individual entry as possible.
I can see no justification for auDA's charging regime for id or asn
domains...is there an official statement from them that gives their
reasons for this?
Robert Hart firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic IT & open source consulting +61 (0)438 385 533
Brisbane, Australia http://www.interweft.com.au