[sf-lug] sf-lug.net

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Jul 27 15:22:48 PDT 2008

Quoting jim (jim at well.com):

>    So what's the value to anyone (other than me, don't  <---
> give me the line "you must judge", because this is a    <---
> group and a group need) of keeping sf-lug.net ?         <---

Me, I think you made the right call.  I can see a LUG having an ongoing
need for as many as two variants of the domain name matching the group's
name, e.g., .com and .org .  It's difficult to imagine a real need for
three -- other than preventing someone else from having it.  As I said,
I thought that over, back in the day, and decided I was fine with other
"linuxmafia" domains existing in others' hands.

Had I been in your shoes, before expiration of the .net variant, I'd
have just said "Well, *I* intend to let it expire, but nothing prevents
some subset of the rest of you from deciding it's worth _your_ money.
If, when you do, visit [URL] and lob some money at the problem.  You
have [n] days."

(Note:  Some registrars accept renewal money from any and all parties,
even those who aren't the current registrant/owners.  Others accept
renewals only from the registrant.)

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