Evan Schoenberg evan.s at
Tue Sep 25 23:09:40 EDT 2007

On Sep 25, 2007, at 1:36 AM, Mark Doliner wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Sep 2007 19:54:43 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote
>> Luke Schierer spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> Sean asked me to look at transfering and  
>>> to
>>> our control from the person offering them to us.
>>> While we have trivially set them up to point to the same ip as
>>>, transfering them requires somewhat more work.
>>> Most importantly, transfering them requires I pay $8.95 per domain  
>>> for a
>>> 1 year registration, and $134.72 per domain for a 10 year  
>>> registration
>>> (there are a range of prices between these).  This is using  
>>> dotster, the
>>> registrar I used for (and for some of my personal
>>> domains). itself was donated, but was not transfered to  
>>> our
>>> control.
>> I am ambivalent as to whether or not we buy these, or care about them
>> at all; if we decide we do care, $9/year seems reasonable to me.
> I'm in favor of transferring them to us.  Registering them for 4  
> years seems
> like a good amount of time.  And $9/year seems reasonable to me.   
> $72 seems
> like a low price to pay for a little brand stability.

I agree.

Controlling the domains and pointing them appropriately is almost a  
public service independent of brand stability given the evil someone  
could propagate with control of such a near-sounding domain name.

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