[Linux-aus] It's that time of year again
tony at bakeyournoodle.com
Thu Jul 2 14:25:33 EST 2009
On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 01:41:51PM +1000, Jeremy Visser wrote:
> Might be a stupid question,
No not a stupid question at all.
> but why can't Linux Australia just hold on
> to the domain, and use NS records to change the delegation this time
> every year?
Because .conf.au is a temporary domain: http://www.aunic.net/policies.html#confau
The domain is used to support conferences and exhibitions that require a named
Internet presence. The domain is a short duration domain, delegated to a
conference or exhibition for a strictly limited duration.
So we can use the domain for ~6 months around the conference.
> It'd be the sane thing to do, given the linux.conf.au occurs every year,
> and there are people right now that have an interest in accessing the
> site, even though the conference hasn't started yet.
Sadly given the current structure of the Australian domain namespace that is
not an option. Who know what the future will bring though.
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