Re: domain donation

Let me know how it goes, he brought up with me the fact he had donated to ember and perl foundation and he seemed to want to donate the domain to gnome foundation when I told him that this was my intent after auction anyway. 
My idea initially was platform could live on .io domain and foundation could live on .org domain. 
Could also be a handy domain if rethinking how the web infrastructure is approached. .io could be for experimental future web infrastructure and design while .org could host legacy until .io is complete and then .org could be used for foundation.

On Mon, 2 May 2016 at 18:16 Josh Triplett <josh joshtriplett org> wrote:
On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 04:36:46AM +0000, John McHugh wrote:
> Was thinking of experimenting with ideas for gnome web infrastructure on my
> own digital ocean instance and was looking up availability of
> domain with the intention of using it to test said ideas before
> transferring it over to the gnome foundation.
> Its due to be auctioned by this month. Long story short, I was
> talking to someone from and they said that they have a history of
> donating domains to angularjs and perl foundation ( and
> He said he would be happy to donate to open source foundations if they want
> it (in relation to the domain).
> The contact from was Mike Carson. Don't want to paste his email on
> a public mailing list but if any foundation members would like to follow up
> on it I can send it privately.

If they're willing to donate the domain, rather than auctioning it off,
that would be quite helpful.  I don't think it'd be at all appropriate
for anyone *other* then the GNOME Foundation to hold such a domain.  The
GNOME Foundation could either make it a redirect or use it for other
purposes (such as the same purpose as or, namely a
home for developer subdomains for projects).

I think it'd be entirely appropriate for the GNOME Foundation to receive
this.  Someone from the Board (BCCed) would be the most appropriate
person to either broker that or designate someone to do so.

- Josh Triplett

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