[SAC] Re: [Webcom] OSGeo and internet domains

Lorenzo Becchi lorenzo at ominiverdi.com
Fri Oct 12 08:22:06 EDT 2007

Hi all

I've seen Osgeo.es is still free. But I'm not sure it can be bought by 
an international organization without any formal link to Spain.
Maybe Jorge has a better knowledge about it.

Markus, you have osgeo.it registered, is there in Italy the same 
problem? Once it was a problem.
In this case it would make sense, I guess, to have a local buyer and a 
OSGeo Technical Contact, or vice versa.

About foss4g domains I would suggest to buy more then year by year.
If it make sense to worry about any joker buying some OSGeo related 
domain for whatever interest, I would suggest to buy even:
and so on...
probably 5 year could be enough to have time to change the name, eventually.

my 0.02€


Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
>> On 11-Oct-07, at 10:49 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
>>> I think it would be most convenient
>>> to have them registered by OSGeo itself. So, assuming no one feels 
>>> strongly
>>> that it shouldn't be done, I don't see any harm in us registering 
>>> osgeo.fr
>>> and pointing it whereever the Francophone chapter sees fit.
>> I agree. 
> Thanks Frank and Tyler. I'll get back to the French chapter members 
> with that info and will create a SAC ticket if they decide to go 
> ahead. Another question that I just thought about was whether you need 
> an address in France to register a .fr domain, in which case it would 
> not be possible for OSGeo to register/manage osgeo.fr.
> Daniel

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