The domain name is going to expire the day after OFFDEM.
Normally I would renew it automatically, but I think that, like with the organization team, it would be more important to discuss that we actually want that as a collective. So here’s a reminder to take care of this domain at the end of O₄FFDEM.
Thank you for sharing this important point.
As I think it’s important to continue, in a ‘distributed’ way, and also as I’m involved (‘bias of affection’) and also as I want to contribute afterwards (in Brussels and also with OFFDEMs elsewhere), I say that I’m in favour of renewing.
However, from my point of view, this is only desirable if a number of people take responsibility for it (apart from minor peculiarities) and if the keys to the trolleys are shared out.
Yes, this is here the Main Point: ‘…as a collective’.
Yes, +1 Thanks, and +++ pixie points for bringing this up. Such things are normally taken for granted.
Unfortunately even now still in 2024, there is still no way to “own” a domain, one can only rent it.
I’ve brought this up various times over the years and my impression is that nobody else really seems to perceive a problem. Seems like such a simple thing to fix, were there only the will to do so.
Not that I’m going to send flowers to EFF, but there was a time one would have imagined that extortion free SSL certs were also impossible/unneeded.
I for one would love to see the downfall of the DNS virtual real-estate industry. But for now, unless everybody in the community is willing to make the minor configuration adjustments necessary to support free (as in not paid) domain names, I suppose there is little choice but to pay the renewal of the domain to gandi.
The GNU Name System has published an RFC:
You can actually ‘own’ a GNS domain and it will appear at something.gns.alt (according to RFC9476).
It’s certainly not widespread now, but this is something we could work on fixing collectively.
According to some analysts, global DNS “industry” was worth USD $8 billion, in 2021.
Another thing that I feel could use support is Welcome to the OpenNIC Wiki [OpenNIC Wiki]
Just to make sure we’re good, as it seems we’ll need the domain name for the post-offdem discussion: has it been renewed?
Looks like it has been extended for two more years
Done. Yes, took two more years so we don’t have to think about it for at least another OFFDEM in BXL.