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Re: WebPlatform.com Domain

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:27:52 -0400
Message-ID: <5420A268.3040102@w3.org>
To: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>, Ric Johnson <ric@opendomain.org>
Oops, I sent this to the wrong email address for Ric! His long-term 
email address is ric@opendomain.org.

Thanks again, Ric!


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
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> 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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