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Re: WebPlatform.com Domain

From: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:20:45 -0400
Message-ID: <CAB0bRKPOfxqbMYK0KYspkN6ttsY5v6J0-arjuBQ-ugTrw-Co=w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, Ric Johnson <ric@webplatform.com>
I'm glad to see that this has been worked out. Thanks Ric.

Jen

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On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks–
>
> I'm very pleased to announce that Ric Johnson of OpenDomain has generously
> donated the WebPlatform.com domain to our project!
>
> With Ric's help and patience, we transferred the domain registration to
> W3C this weekend.
>
> For now, we've put up a splash page [1], that provides a link to
> WebPlatform.org, with a link and special thanks to OpenDomain.org. (It may
> take a while for the DNS to get set up and propagate properly.)
>
> Ric would like the community to consider how best to use this domain name.
> He suggests something commercial, to complement our open site, but he
> emphasized that the final usage is up to us in the community. He would like
> it to be something unique, not merely a redirect to WebPlatform.org.
>
> I invite the community to discuss how we can use WebPlatform.com to make
> our project better.
>
> Thanks again to Ric and OpenDomain for providing this domain name! Even in
> these days of dozens (or hundreds?) of top-level domains, having the *.com
> domain is significant, and helps us protect our unique community identity.
>
> [1] http://webplatform.com/
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>
>
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