[Linux-aus] LCA2004 URL

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Fri Sep 19 10:45:02 UTC 2003

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003, Dan Shearer wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 19, 2003 at 11:53:17AM +0930, David Lloyd wrote:
> > 
> > Heh!
> > 
> > 
> > > Why does the URL www.lca2004.linux.org.au, not resolve?
> > 
> > Probably because Verisign have hijacked it - try:
> David, it doesn't work that way. Verisign can't (yet:-) do anything
> about typos for a subdomain of an existing TLD. And in this case it
> isn't even a TLD, its a .com.au.

Actually, it is a .org.au.

> The real reason why the domain isn't resolving is because it doesn't
> exist. This is a sound reason.

My understanding, is that the domain is .org.au, and, the domain name is 
lca.linux.org.au, and that the resolution is a facility for which the 
domain name registry and/or the hosting ISP is/are responsible.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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