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IT section Australain 22/8/00 page 34
My scanner didn't want to copy this so I am writing
it word for word from the paper for you.
Queensland to get name back
Brisbane political activist Kerry Bowden has
offered to give up her queenslandgovernment.com domain in return for help
establishing a computerbank for indigenous people.
Her ownership of the
domain name caused a stir when it was made public two months ago, and it was
revealed several other states had not protected their domain names.
registered the name after failing in her attempt to register
But she has now been able to register the latter as
a .com.au domain, and has written to Queensland Premier Peter Beattie offering
to relinquish the government domain.
Ms Bowden the former director of the
Noosa Regional Art Gallery and operator of a mentoring scheme for young
Aboriginal people, has written to Mr Beattie offering him the domain name in
return for help arranging a meeting with government officials responsible for
indigenous employment issues, and assistance in establishing a computer
Computerbank schemes involve gathering and repairing unwanted computers
Ms Bowden said she had decided to hand over the name
after reading the state Government document on partnerships with Cape York
She said the Victorian- based Computerbank Australia had
approached her, and was setting up a Queensland branch.