Tuesday, 3 April 2007

A great survey (no, that's not an oxymoron)

Well, for those of you who would never have guessed, I am currently chairing the 2007 Names Policy Panel. This is a review of the Australian domain name system. The review kicked off in March with a meeting of the review panel in Melbourne, and meets again on 10 April in Sydney.

If you would like to have a say, there is an online survey linked from the auDA (.au Domain Authority) website. If you would like to check out the terms of reference, they are here.

The review panel has a membership of 22 people drawn from the domain name industry and other interested groups - lawyers, the Internet industry, business, and domain name users more widely. Support is provided by Jo Lim, auDA's Chief Policy Officer.

I chaired the panel which developed the current policy in 2000 and 2001, so its been a long road, but a fascinating one. And an interesting contrast to the world of libraries.

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