Talk:Local community domains

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  • it's worth noting that Red Hat owns the Fedora trademark worldwide, so it applies to all domains, regardless of which registrar or country the domain comes from.
  • Pre-purchased Benefit: Red Hat will automatically renew the domain for as long as necessary. (Self-purchased Drawback: you must remember to renew self-purchased domains before their expiration.)

--Matt Domsch

I would remove the information regarding the following: "No need for community to pay for this domain -- Red Hat will underwrite the cost." We should probably word this to allow that Red Hat will underwrite the maintenance and costs of registration notwithstanding excessive fees and/or potentially high purchase prices from parked domains.

Also, "Domains bought within 24 business hours, usually much faster." We can usually initiate a transfer very quickly, but depending on the jurisdiction and Iron Mountain's response time, I can't always guarantee 24 hours...especially since the possibility exists that not all names will be immediately available. Are we assuming that all domain names are going to be cleared as "not taken" before they get to me? I guess we could just change it to something regarding "Domain transfers/acquisitions initiated quickly and maintained by Iron Mountain"...something like that. --Jake Sullivan

Made all the changes listed above. --stickster 19:36, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Wondering why to bother with having the Board vote at all on *.fedoracommunity.org? Other than embargoed countries, why would there ever be a no? It seems like a needless step on a process otherwise designed to reduce process. Is it intended to force people to prove their seriousness so we don't have a bunch of abandoned sub-domains? --Quaid 19:36, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

That's one secondary reason. A more important reason is that we don't want to have two separate communities from the same locality where it's not needed. Also the recent T6 issues make me pretty sure that a gate here is not a bad idea for now. --stickster 14:11, 4 March 2009 (UTC)