auDA Moves to Unilaterally Redelegate Subdomains
Date: Wednesday November 28 2001, @02:39AM
Topic: Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

terminus writes "The Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA) has given 60 days notice to the delegate of the and name spaces, Robert Elz, of its intention to remove those domains from his control, despite his objections.

This decision has significant implications. If a delegation validly made by the former .au domain name administrator (who also happens to be Elz) can be overridden by auDA without following the procedures set out in RFC 1591, can it similarly override a delegation made by a former registry, for example?"

This article (also available in PDF format) examines whether the operator of an Internet domain name registry who is delegated the control of a domain name at a certain level in the hierarchy of domains, thereby incidentally possesses the power to redelegate pre-existing sub-domains. If it does, it throws many of our long-standing preconceptions about control of domain names into flux.

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Re: auDA Moves to Unilaterally Redelegate Subdomai
by ross (rossattucowsdatcam) on Wednesday November 28 2001, @07:26PM (#3873)
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If the implication is that 1591 should start to be enforced for delegations at the second and third levels in any TLD, please let me know when so that I can take year leading up to and the year after off.

1591 hasn't been an appropriate guideline for second and third level delegations since NSI started charging for registrations and removed the charters for .net and .org.

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