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

Sarah Stokely sarah at foxforcefive.com
Thu Jul 2 16:53:34 EST 2009

I'm mildly curious as to why anyone ever thought it would be useful to
provision semi-permanent domains in the first place.


On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 4:17 PM, Martin Visser <martinvisser99 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Jeremy,
> 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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