[LINK] Aust state domain name plan approved
Thu Nov 14 07:32:45 EST 2002
Sorry guys, but this OCOS proposal is the biggest load of sh*t I have seen
for a long time. It was around a few years ago when i was on the new names
policy and still hasnt resolved its own inherit issues.
Seems the same self interested ppl are pushing the same proposal to an
equally stupid government and even Auda are falling for it. I had expected
so much from them.
After spending 7 years teaching communities to publish their own
information there are a few basic flaws in the philosophy that are
1) who is the community?
Oh I know they have a little politically correct way of
distributing publishing rights but it is still top down political and not
grass roots, or even at the level of small business.
2) system consistency, its fine to have a intuitive domain name system,
that is geographically based, but for it to be usefull the layout and
structure of each site must be consistent. This consistency must be between
states, between regions and between individual communities. No loose forum
is going to establish that. It is the lesson of the .us namespace and AUDA
and OCOS are still ignoring it.
3 ) central (national) managment is required to make full use of the
geographic DNS. domain names are for email as well as web. Allocation of
this national resource so someone can promote "portal packages" or inflate
their own standing is short sited to say the least.
Basically, its a load of crap, and a waste of a national resource.
At 04:45 PM 14/11/02 +1100, you wrote:
>Aust state domain name plan approved
>The .au domain name administrator has confirmed plans to initiate second
>level domain names for states and territories, a move touted as allowing
>state or local groups to promote their interests online.
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