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From Stas Bekman <s...@stason.org>
Subject Re: Domain Name PR was Re: mod_perl presence at OSCON (and other CONs) is at danger
Date Wed, 09 Jun 2004 15:05:02 GMT
gunther wrote:
> 
> 
> Chris Shiflett wrote:
> 
>> --- gunther <gunther@extropia.com> wrote:
>>  
>>
>>> www.mod_perl.com (doesn't exist)
>>> www.mod_perl.org (doesn't exist)
>>>   
>>
>>
>> A small point, and I would have to double-check, but I don't believe
>> underscores are allowed in domain names. You'd want to replace those with
>> hyphens.
>>
>>  
>>
> Right, and that brings up another thing I want to change! :)  Actually 
> you are right. Technically underscores are not allowed although I think 
> some DNS servers and clients may support it (esp. from the microsoft 
> world?). Even though the original? DNS RFC supports hyphens, I remember 
> that many years ago when I worked for red-cross.org, the hyphen worked 
> OK on the server and many clients, but some email clients didn't like 
> the hyphen at all and said it was an invalid domain name if someone 
> wanted to send email to us. So eventually it was changed to redcross.org.
> 
> But if some clients do support underscore, since mod_perl is frequently 
> written with an underscore, may as well get that domain name too in case 
> the client supports it and someone actually types www.mod_perl.com or 
> www.mod_perl.org. But still having modperl.com as a primary project-name 
> related domain name would be there for people who can't type _.

-1. the reason: if it works for some clients people will start linking to it, 
and having other clients fail to connect.

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