[Webcom] OSGeo and internet domains

Dave Patton davep at confluence.org
Thu Oct 11 14:19:26 EDT 2007

Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> OSGeo currently maintains the osgeo.org, osgeo.net, osgeo.org, 
> foss4g2007.org and foss4g2008.org domains via pairnic.

> So, assuming no one feels strongly that it shouldn't be done, I don't
> see any harm in us registering osgeo.fr

There may be a potential benefit in having all
OSGeo domains registered by OSGeo, in that if
there was ever a dispute with someone who was
acting against OSGeo's interests, and who had
registered some flavor of 'an OSGeo domain name',
being able to show that OSGeo registers and
controls 'OSGeo-related domain names' might
help in the process of OSGeo gaining control
of the offending domain.

Dave Patton

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