In the real world you're allowed to operate any kind of school that teaches
anything that you like and there are little to no controls on this.
Restricting ac.nz to government approved schools wouldn't reflect this
On 22 July 2011 14:33, Charlie Bailey <Charlie.Bailey(a)clear.net.nz> wrote:
There's a piece of me that just wants to respond
But since you asked, my $0.02 (excl GST)...
The Communities of Interest described by the .school.nz and .ac.nz are
discrete communities imbued with a sense of I guess, trust or
respectability.....to me, entities using those 2LD's for mail or web should
'do what it says on the tin', i.e. be schools or academic institutions.
To quote the .health.nz moderation policy,
'The .health.nz namespace is moderated to preserve the authority of health
disability sector websites and email addresses, and to enable easy
identification of the Sector on the Internet. This will give people
they are dealing with bona fide health providers, improve security and
patients? health information and simplify the implementation of health and
disability sector networking'
I think the same principle applies to .ac.nz and .school.nz. Furthermore,
there are registers of schools and academic institutions maintained by
organs of government
that can be used as a reference for eligibility.
I'd also refer to policies around the use of .edu, .k12.org and the like
in other jurisdictions.
Without oversimplifying, I think it comes back to maintaining the integrity
of the 2LD for its community of interest; I think there's an inherent
requirement for that integrity to be maintained for these two 2LDs in
addition to the currently moderated ones, an integrity requirement that
isn't present for the remainder of the .nz 2LDs.
I do wonder what minedu.govt.nz's official view on this is....
Quoting "Andy Linton" <asjl(a)lpnz.org>rg>:
On 22/07/11 Fri, Jul 22, 12:01, Charlie Bailey wrote:
Which therefore begs the question: Should the
.ac.nz and .school.nz
2LDs be moderated?
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