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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 2 October 2002

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


From: Steven Heath
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: SRS info

Few things.

As part of the SRS you can pay for a name for up to 120
months. Domainz has chosen to only do 12 months.

Also, the current 'street' price is $39.95 of .nz and it is
not hard to find $29.95 (if you only buy based on cost).

The wholesale rate for .nz come SRS is $2 per month (or $24
per year) and with direct access to the registry (unlike
the moment) I would expect many registrars to offer
services at below current street prices.

I also think that in 6-12 months that the wholesale monthly
rate will drop 20-30%.

From: Baldman
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Bugbear!

S'funny... I only read on your site last night about
this "Bugbear" virus, and lo! I check my email this morning
and I have my first email with Bugbear attachment. :)

Interestingly enough, the email address it purports to be
from? Richard.Bolton@parliament.govt.nz

Now why does that not suprise me?

Even if it's spoofed (and judging by the headers I would
say it definitely is) the thought of a technophobic
parliamentarian sending this stuff out just doesn't really
shock me at all...

From: Richard Shearer
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Domain registrations and renewals

Under the new SRS registry environment, at freeparking we
will be able to register or renew domain names for periods
of up to 10 years.  The full amount has to be paid to the
registry at the time of transaction, so registrars wont be
able to sit on lengthy renewal fees and drip feed them to
the registry.  Prices for registrations and renewals at
freeparking will also be considerably lower than those
advised by Domainz.

Richard Shearer

From: Jeff
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Jetstream usage

Hi - I too am concerned about no independant measurement of
Jetstream usage after experiencing a significant 24 hour
traffic increase that I can't associate with any activity.
Trouble is, I also can't find any software out there that
will track it apart from stuff that'll logs only time and
not traffic. Can anyone recommend some?

From: David Farrar
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Scamers and Slamers

It is worth noting that the new policies around the SRS
prohibit the ING like tactics which we have observed by
making Registrars responsible not just for their conduct
but also those of their resellers.

There may be some who will try their luck but they will
probably find themselves facing the same sort fo swift
action as DOMAINZ has meted out to ING in the past.

With zone file access now being much more limited there is
less opportunity for rogue companies to get hold of the
data and mis-use it.

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