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Re: dbpedia.org DNS - another 5+ years maybe?

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:20:48 +0100
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, opensrs@namespace4you.com
Message-Id: <041223E4-8790-474B-B105-37CC0514C60E@cyganiak.de>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

Dan,

Can you recommend a registrar that allows multi-year registrations?  
Mine doesn't have an option for this, AFAICT. They automatically  
extend the registration every year.

Richard



On 28 Jul 2008, at 14:20, Dan Brickley wrote:

> 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
>
> --
> http://danbri.org/
Received on Monday, 28 July 2008 15:21:32 UTC

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