[clug] Changes to org.au eligibility

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon May 31 23:32:45 UTC 2021

Thanks for all your hard work on maintaining our CLUG domain, Stephen.

Appreciate your efforts and those of the others involved.

Thanks for letting us know about the new situation.

Bob Edwards.

On 31/5/21 3:22 pm, Stephen Rothwell via linux wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:42:52 +1100 Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> For those that don't know, AuDA has changed the rules for eligibility
>> to register an org.au domain.  You now (from April 12) need to be an
>> incorporated non-profit or registered with the Charity's commission (or
>> a few other possibilities) non of which we fulfil currently.
>> I have had a look at a few possibilities one of which is to have Linux
>> Australia as the registrant of clug.org.au and auug.org.au, but for
>> them to leave control of the domains with "us" (mostly me at the moment
>> :-)).
>> Alternatively, I could look at making the Canberra Linux Users Group
>> some sort of incorporated entity (which, I am told, is not too bad) and
>> retain the domains under that ownership..
>> Comments?
> I would like to thank everyone who replied for their input - it was
> very helpful.
> Here is the washup:
> the auug.org.au expiry came upon me rather quickly, so in the end I
> asked PCUG (ACT) Inc if they would become the registrant for
> auug.org.au to which they agreed.  That change was actioned a while ago
> and approved.
> In the mean time I and some of my long time associates have formed
> Ozlabs Inc (incorporated in the ACT).  The objects of Ozlabs Inc
> include "Facilitate online presence for groups or projects that its
> members are associated with or interested in" which covers our long
> time interest in AUUG and CLUG.  This association (as of today) is the
> registrant for clug.org.au.
> Sometime in the future, I will see if I can move auug.org.au under the
> umbrella fo Ozlabs Inc as well.
> So both domains are now preserved in an approved manner.

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