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Re: WebPlatform.com Domain

From: Ric Johnson <ric@opendomain.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:43:10 -0500
Message-ID: <CAHEK5UR31qhJy4f7Dt7Exor30KPNpD=-H75zUihV_vsP2cvw=A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
I am very excited to announce that TimBernersLee.com is now an OpenDomain!
A few months ago I met Tim Berners-Lee at the W3C 20th Anniversary
Symposium.  I talked to him about OpenDomain and how we contributed
WebPlatform.com to the W3C and MIT.  He thanked me and asked if we could
get the domain TimBernersLee.Com for him.

We would love to give this to Tim as a Christmas present, but it seems that
we are having trouble getting a hold of him.  Can anyone on this list help?

Thank you
Ric Johnson
Founder, OpenDomain

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 6:27 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> Oops, I sent this to the wrong email address for Ric! His long-term email
> address is ric@opendomain.org.
> Thanks again, Ric!
> Regards-
> -Doug
> On 9/22/14 6:20 PM, Jen Simmons wrote:
>> I'm glad to see that this has been worked out. Thanks Ric.
>> Jen
>> Jen Simmons
>> designer, consultant and speaker
>> host of The Web Ahead
>> jensimmons.com <http://jensimmons.com>
>> 5by5.tv/webahead <http://5by5.tv/webahead>
>> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 5:34 PM, Doug Schepers 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
Received on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:43:37 UTC

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