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