EMU.ID.AU Policy Details
Some background. Registration in emu.id.au (or indeed in any
id.au domain) involves the provision of a Domain Name Service (DNS)
record ONLY, for an address of the form
It does not provide an actual email service or other network access.
DNS records apply to entire hosts. Registration in the emu.id.au domain is
intended for people administering their OWN PERSONAL UNIX (or similar)
systems being fed from some service provider, to provide such systems
with a domainname that is independent of any particular service
provider. It is NOT a mail alias service for individual users.
There are basically three types of DNS records supported:
- an A (address record) is used to associate a name with a fixed IP
address, which implies you have a system (semi)-permanently connected to
the Internet, with a fixed IP address allocated to it;
- an MX (mail exchange record) which names the Internet connected system
which handles mail for your system (or may be your system). If its
another system, handling and forwarding mail to you, then the mail
configuration on that system will need to be modified to understand the
address you are requesting from us, in order to forward mail on to
- NS (nameserver) records which specifies systems providing DNS
resolution for a sub-domain of emu.id.au. nb. NS records will only be
provided if you have sufficient names to justify it, and you satisfy
the standard guidelines for DNS server provision (primarily the provision
of at least two, independent full-time servers capable of resolving requests).
As a quick check on whether a name in the emu.id.au domain is appropriate
for you, the answers to the following should all be yes:
If you believe you satisfy the guidelines, please see the
- Do you run your OWN PERSONAL Unix (or other network aware, mail
handling at least) system?
- Does it have a (possibly semi) permanent connection to its service
provider using uucp or slip or ppp (not just a dialup terminal connection)?
- If slip or ppp connected, do you have a fixed, permanent IP number?
- Is your service provider configured to forward ALL mail to ANY user
at the requested domain name to this system?
- Are you located in the ACT or SE NSW region in Australia?
If you do not satisfy the above guidelines, some of the other
have slightly different policy guidelines, and
may be more appropriate to your requirements.
email@example.com / 15 Jun 97