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Re: WebPlatform.com Domain

From: Ric Johnson <ric@opendomain.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:20:08 -0400
Cc: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <49657ABA-5E2D-48F0-9A2A-99E05C45D4EB@opendomain.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
I will be coming to the W3C20 Anniversary Symposium if anyone wants to meetup to discuss the webplatform.  Or please feel free to contact me for any questions about OpenDomain

Ric 

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> On 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
>> 
>> 
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