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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: [WWW] What to do with OOo related domains?
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 15:04:28 GMT

On 2012-05-26 9:23 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Fernando Cassia<>  wrote:
>> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>>> Of course, the easy decision is simply to say "yes" to everything.
>>> But unless the ASF gets free registrations, this is a cost that will
>>> need to be handled on an ongoing basis.
>> Suppose we're speaking about 10 domains, I don't think $100 /year is going
>> to break the ASF's coffers, or does it?.
>> .com $8.17/yr
>> .org  $7/yr
> I count 28 domains on Andrew's list.
> The 28 by themselves is not a huge expense.  I just want us to
> consider whether this actually accomplishing anything.  For example,
> I'd hate to see us expand this strategy to other NL's or other
> permutations of domain names without really understanding how the
> "game" is played today.  With the expansion of TLD's, the game seems
> to be getting domains like and then using Twitter and
> Google+ to spam advertisements, or to use Google or Bing sponsored
> search ads to drive traffic to the fake website.

Don't worry particularly about cost.  If there's a good reason, and an 
agreement within the PPMC for the project to request it, we should be 
able to take care of it.

Personally, I support continuing any existing domains, simply because 
there may well be existing links or traffic to them already which we 
don't want to fall into spammer's hands.

I don't see the need to go grab a whole bunch of new names though, 
unless there's specific evidence that shows there's value in it.  There 
are far more important things to work on than trying to out-guess 
spammers who rely on mis-typings.

- Shane

> -Rob
>> FC
>> --
>> During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary
>> act
>> - George Orwell

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