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Re: Owning URIs (Was: Yet Another LOD cloud browser)

From: Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 15:50:57 +0100
To: Li Ding <dingl@cs.rpi.edu>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
CC: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>, Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C6373461.1A7FF%t.hammond@nature.com>
Hi:

> While we can traditionally buy domain name and own the URI,  people

You do not "buy" domain names. You "register" domain names. It might be
generally helpful to use the proper terminology.

>From the InterNIC FAQ:

    "How long does a registration last? Can it be renewed?

    Each registrar has the flexibility to offer initial and renewal
registrations in one-year increments, with a total registration period limit
of ten years."

This of course raises interesting questions should the name be reregistered
by a different party or should the registration lapse.

Tony



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