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

Martin Visser martinvisser99 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 16:17:56 EST 2009


Your discovery below is  the amazing thing I have heard all week. This means
the auDA's draconian policy to presumably protecting the .conf.au from being
polluted has been extremely successful. They have kept it so pristine and
clean that is no longer supports life (except for us Linux geeks).

Regards, Martin

MartinVisser99 at gmail.com

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 2:52 PM, Jeremy Visser <jeremy at visser.name> wrote:

> On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 14:41 +1000, Peter Lieverdink wrote:
> > 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.
> Eurgh. The policy sounds good for a one-off conference, but for LCA, it
> happens every year. Not only that, but linux.conf.au appears to be the
> only user of the domain:
>  http://www.google.com.au/search?q=site:conf.au
> Having a policy in place for just one user seems to be a little
> wasteful. I don't have much faith in bureaucracy, but is it possible to
> get them to change the policy?
> I had a long reply written to this e-mail, but I scrapped it, as I can't
> really think of anything worth saying. Perhaps it would be worth CC'ing
> kre at munnari.oz.au, the administrator of conf.au.
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