[LINK] Bottle Domain Challenge to AuDA; Origins of AuDA [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
Jasmine.Kaul at finance.gov.au
Wed Apr 22 12:20:45 EST 2009
And just to round out the discussion:
The Australian Government Information Management Office (where I am now)
deals with .gov.au domain names
"The gov.au domain is managed by the Australian Government Information
Management Office (AGIMO), a business group within the Department of
Finance and Deregulation.
AGIMO works in consultation with auDA, the industry regulatory body, and
state and territory governments. Please refer to the gov.au Domain
Policy and Governance Framework for further information.
Gov.au domain name data is passed on to the .au registry service,
currently provided by AusRegistry. The Registry maintains a "master
list" of gov.au domain names, which is used to point internet users to
the right websites based on the domain name they request.
The Department of Finance and Deregulation currently contracts
NetRegistry to provide registration services to the gov.au domain. This
includes providing web interfaces to support domain name registration
and administration, help desk support and interaction with the
From: link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au
[mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Roger Clarke
Sent: Wednesday, 22 April 2009 11:41 AM
To: link at anu.edu.au
Subject: Re: [LINK] Bottle Domain Challenge to AuDA; Origins of AuDA
>On Wed, 2009-04-22 at 11:00, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> [(3) "The auDA was formed in 1999 by former communications minister
>> Richard Alston". Discuss. (:-)}
I guess I should have offered some resources to help in the discussion.
(Please note that I added the <grins> icon to provide due warning!).
The Commonwealth has power under s.474 of the Telecommunications Act
1997 to "determine that ... a specified person or association is the
declared manager of electronic addressing in relation to a specified
kind of listed carriage service", which may (or may not) enable it to
anoint a registrar of the .au domain.
At 11:25 AM +1000 22/4/09, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> ... my memory tells me that auDA was completed and providing services
>long before the Gov started thinking about possibly being involved in
>the management of the Australian domain name system. And thank God they
>kept at a distance and let auDA get on with it's work.
Amen to that.
Roger Clarke http://www.rogerclarke.com/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
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Visiting Professor in Info Science & Eng Australian National University
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre Uni of NSW
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