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dbpedia.org DNS - another 5+ years maybe?

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:20:12 +0200
Message-ID: <488DC78C.6050509@danbri.org>
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, opensrs@namespace4you.com, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>

Hi Richard,

I just did a 'whois dbpedia.org' and noticed:

Domain ID:D136939068-LROR
Domain Name:DBPEDIA.ORG
Created On:10-Jan-2007 15:27:14 UTC
Last Updated On:04-Jan-2008 05:11:30 UTC
Expiration Date:10-Jan-2009 15:27:14 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:tu4DT2OoBewlMxXh
Registrant Name:Richard Cyganiak
Registrant Organization:Richard Cyganiak

The idea of such a cool RDF namespace having only 6 months left on the 
DNS registration gives me the worries. We had a similar thing with the 
Creative Commons RDF namespace a while back - 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Feb/0041.html

If you could add another 5-10 years to the DNS registration I'd sleep 
easier at night. If the fees are an issue I'm sure there are plenty 
people and orgs who'd help out there.

Let me stress I'm not suggesting that this domain is actually at risk. 
Just that the not-at-risk-ness isn't readily evident from a quick look 
in the DNS. Those in the know are probably confident this is all in 
hand, but as the SW gets bigger I suspect we ought to establish 
practices such as "vocabularies that seek global adoption should always 
have 5+ years on their DNS registries".

cheers,

Dan

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