[LINK] weird domain assignment
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Thu Feb 21 09:50:13 EST 2008
At 8:40 +1100 21/2/08, Jan Whitaker wrote:
>See if you can guess who this is before clicking:
>Surprised like I was? How come this organisation has an edu domain????
"For policy and registration information, please contact Education.au Ltd."
The policy is at:
Policy 2: .edu.au Eligibility Policy
Policy 7: .edu.au Complaints (Registrant Eligibility) Policy
2. This Policy does not deal with complaints about:
1. the underlying validity of the registrants' eligibility details;
Complaints under [the above] should be taken up with the relevant
government authority as listed in Policy 2: .edu.au Eligibility Policy
That's a masterpiece of obfuscation. (If you want confusion, ask a
lawyer or a public servant, and if you *really* want to make things
difficult, form a committee of public servants and hire lawyers to
work with them).
A hospital might 'qualify' as a (Registered) Training Organisation
(RTO). See the bottom right-hand corner for a hint of education.
Demonstrating the incompetence characteristic of webmasters
throughout the public sector, the relevant hotlink is broken. The
National Training Information Service (NTIS) database is no longer
A search for 'hospital' turned up two, but neither was Westmead.
Over to you, Jan!
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
mailto:Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au http://www.xamax.com.au/
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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