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melb Newsgroup Administration


The lack of management of the melb.* hierarchy became an issue in July 2003 when Telstra deleted melb.general from their newsserver because they had received an rmgroup message sometime in the past.

Clearly a hierarchy maintainer was required and ausadmin volunteered to add this role to its existing maintenance of the aus.* hierarchy. Ausadmin has been maintaining aus.* since 1998 and has the necessary infrastructure to fill this management void.

Ausadmin is currently Nick Andrew (, and operational staff and facilities are provided by Tullnet Pty Ltd.

Please note that this website was cloned from the main ausadmin website at and so some details may be incorrect for melb.*

ausadmin Role

Preserving the status quo of existing newsgroups.

melb structure planning


ausadmin Policy

No proposals accepted before November 2003.

aus.* FAQs on
aus.* FAQs on (local mirror of rtfm) (very comprehensive USENET resource) ausadmin home site

Newsgroup Creation Proposals

Not relevant.