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

From: Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:27:44 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, <opensrs@namespace4you.com>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Message-ID: <C4B3A400.138A2%t.hammond@nature.com>

Sorry, Dan, but hey!

    http://www.crossref.org/CrossTech/2008/07/five_years.html

Something not quite right in paradise methinks.

Tony


On 28/7/08 14:20, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@danbri.org> 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/
> 


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