[LINK] RFI: standards.org.au ?
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Mar 14 13:07:45 EST 2004
Does anyone now why Standards Australia still has a .org.au address?
As I understand it, the organisation ceased to have the form of a
mutual, or at least ceased to be a non-profit corporation, at the
very latest when it listed on the ASX on 17 Dec 03.
It's become a straightforward for-profit corporation, hans't it?
I've looked on the organisation's several sites, but can't find
anything that explains the corporate structure.
If so, presumably it should relinquish its .org registration. What
appears to be the relevant segment of AuDA rules is reproduced below.
A related concern is why people would continue to provide their time
gratis to standards-setting processes that enrich shareholders of the
ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ORG.AU
The org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.
The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the
Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in
Schedule A of this document.
1. To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be:
a) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant's
constitution or other documents of incorporation; or
b) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in
the registrant's constitution or other documents of incorporation.
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