Todd represents AURSC, a
loose confed-eration of ISP's
in Australia and elsewhere.
With wife Suzanne, Adam owns
and operates Ah.Net. He's
developing a shared DNS
registry allowing ISP's to
register new domain names
ad hoc, as required.
Ah.Net operates TLD & DNS
servers for small annual
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want to see DNS made available to the
users of Internet for the purpose it was
created. That purpose was not to charge
money from people, who often cannot afford
or don't truly value a Domain Name, more
than as a way
of remembering an IP address.
It is hoped as
more people use these services the prices
can be brought down. As more ISP's support
the servers the cost will obviously
reduce. Perhaps at a later stage AHNET
will just subsidise the hardware upgrade
costs, rather than the costs of location,
bandwidth, management and administration.
MelboureIT, to Registrars close to my
operation, are both Outlaws in that they
take moneys from the public and in effect
spend them on their own infrastructure,
rather than upon the global resource.
Melbourne IT pay only their salaries and
overheads, and the moneys are channeled
into the consolidated revenue of the
company; none is as yet returned to the
operators of the .AU Domain Servers.
NSI is not far
different. The moneys I have paid from
Australia have not gone towards improving
the DNS system, or NSI's policies or data
integrity. Even right now I have been
trying to update my own Domain Record for
the last 6 weeks with no result.
On the arrest of
Eugene Kashpureff -- Disgusting,
unfounded, criminal, and the FBI and AG
[Attorney General] of NY should be
prosecuted. It won't stand
up in a court if I'm called as a