[Linux-aus] It's that time of year again

Peter Lieverdink me at cafuego.net
Thu Jul 2 14:41:01 EST 2009

----- "Jeremy Visser" <jeremy at visser.name> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 07:58 +1000, Steve Walsh wrote:
> > yeah, that'd be right, the domain has not been requested yet. It
> > doesn't exist until you request it, so I'm not overtly surprised that
> > it's not resolving.
> Might be a stupid question, 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 the policy set by the registrar for "conf.au" does not permit this. The policy allows for a conf.au domain to be active for 6 months out of 12, starting from when activation is requested via email in the correct format.

- P.

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