[LINK] Bottle Domain Challenge to AuDA; Origins of AuDA

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Apr 22 11:35:24 AEST 2009

On 22/04/2009, at 11:25 AM, Darrell Burkey wrote:
> I don't think so. Hopefully the great resources of Link will provide
> references but 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.

Do we really need "the great resources of Link" when auDA's own  
website has the answer?

     History of auDA

     The .au domain space is a vital national resource, and in 1999, as
     the culmination of efforts since 1995, auDA was formed to manage  

     In December 2000, the Australian Government formally endorsed auDA
     as the appropriate body to administer the .au domain space. The
     Government holds reserve powers in relation to domain names under
     the Telecommunications Act 1997.

     In October 2001, ICANN recognised auDA as the suitable operator for
     .au under a Sponsorship Agreement.


Or does me typing in a URL count as a "great resource"? ;)

As as aside, I do love the corporate inability to start a section  
labelled "history " with actual history, instead of a canned mission  
statement-style piece of self-aggrandisement about "vital national  
resource". Yes, clean air, clean water, electricity, hospitals.. and  
the ability for Internet domain to end in the characters ".au". Yeah  


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