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Re: WebPlatform.com Domain

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:35:23 -0400
Message-ID: <5441292B.90905@w3.org>
To: Ric Johnson <ric@opendomain.org>
CC: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Ric–

I will be there, of course, but I'm not sure who else from the project 
will be there.

FYI, Amelia came up with a good suggestion for a commercial aspect to 
the project, which doesn't disrupt the existing community, and which is 
better on another domain than WebPlatform.org. She suggested that we put 
a storefront there to sell the goods that we normally give out as swag 
at Doc Sprints: tshirts, stickers, and other WebPlatform-themed toys and 
goodies. The sales of these are probably going to be minor, but they can 
go towards our expenses.

The next step is to find a vendor (like CafePress, Zazzle, SpreadShirt, 
etc... any suggestions?), and see if this idea is viable. It's not a 
high priority, but one of us will do this in our spare time.

We can hopefully find a vendor that we can also use filling our own 
orders for Doc Sprints. That way, we're not disrupting our other activities.


On 10/16/14 6:20 AM, Ric Johnson wrote:
> 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
> Sent from my iPhone
>> 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
Received on Friday, 17 October 2014 14:35:31 UTC

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