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From Michael Brooks <>
Subject Re: Who Runs
Date Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:18:19 GMT
Hi Dmitry,

I own and pay for the domain. When it comes to domains, the
general rules within Apache are:

1. URLs that point to official Apache resources (e.g. must redirect to the official URL and not mask it. This
ensures that the project is recognized as an official Apache project. We do
this for,, and

2. Apache prefers to not have the word "apache" in the third-party domain
because ownership can be deceiving. is okay. is

For those interested, I'll describe some of the history of
During the donation of PhoneGap to Apache, I registered the
domain. In my naivety, I thought we could use it as the official Apache
Cordova domain (CNAME style like Github Page). However, after talking with
our Apache mentor, I learned what I stated above (redirect and make it
clear that the domain is not apache property). Regardless, I decided to
keep the domain around because it's shorter, verbally easier to spread by
word-of-mouth (e.g., and cleaner for presentation slide

The entire Adobe team has access to the DNS management of the domain. If
anyone else on the Apache Cordova project would like to add a subdomain,
I'm all for it! Likewise, if you want a subdomain removed, let's talk about


On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Josh Soref <> wrote:

> this has nothing to do w/ domaining,
> it's a bug in our registry-web repository.
> you're encouraged to work on it (it is filed).
> once a fix is provided for it (it's a escape/unescape loop), someone will
> know how to fix it.
> On the other side, all of the browser vendors should handle this well, I
> know Chrome crashes, which is a bug in chrome.
> I'm sorry for everyone. but i've lost a few days debugging it and got lost.
> I'm also ill, and don't have any more resources to invest on this until
> after spring.
> ________________________________________
> From: Dmitry Blotsky []
> Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: Who Runs
> Hi list,
> This issue just came up on JIRA for Apache Infra -
> - but they apparently
> don't have the ruling power over Who governs
> Kindly,
> Dmitry
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