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

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Apr 22 11:41:00 AEST 2009

>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!).

Try these:

http://www.rogerclarke.com/II/Elz-AuDA-letter-com.au.html [mirror]

See 5.5(4):
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/
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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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