Feeling small? Try .micro

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Ever tried to register a domain name, and realise, there is nothing that identifies something small? I mean, sure, there is .com for commercial enterprises, and there is .net for big network (companies) and even .org for national/international organisations, but what about if you want to do something… small? Well, your good friend is now… Read more »

Galium 0.29 hotfix

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What’s fixed in this hotifx? Domain Cron is less verbose Started removing hard coded values inside the domain cron. Fixed a bug in the domain cron; where a domain would not be marked as being updated when it had beed Included the missing ‘switch’ function… woops! Galium 0.29 hotfix

A .firm Top Level Domain?

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Hi, Prior to writing a charter I hope to determine how well received .firm will be as a top level domain. The domain will be for users who want to establish any kind of presence in the OpenNIC name space, commercial or non commercial. This would be the alternate ‘.com’ , more or less but… Read more »

The modern BBS

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Ahhh, the modern BBS. Let’s examine it. The modern BBS (which has yet to be given a name) is a mini hackathon project that I am doing to give some life to the rotting away OpenNIC “.bbs” top level domain. I am going to operate a bulitin board system, but update it a little at… Read more »

How to run your own Top Level Domain

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What does it take to run a Top Level Domain Registry? And what’s more easy to run: a ccTLD or gTLD? Opinions so far have ranged from “it’s easy” to “it’s a serious business” – both of which are obviously far too vague to being to measure what is an intriguing question. Some suggestions fall… Read more »

How much it costs to run a .tld

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If we were to run a proper top level domain (eg, a .au or a .nz), I would need seven or eight computers located around the world. The proof is in the root. dig au NS @4.2.2.2 | grep ^au. | wc -l The command above returns “8“, which means that the Australian top level… Read more »

Preparing galium TLD software to do new tricks

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I am currently working on the next version of galium, the software that runs the .ing top level domain name. This update will be minor upgrade-wise (going from a 0.2 to a 0.3), but will provide a few new features, and will pave the way to galium 1.0. What Galium 0.3 will do: Enforce domain… Read more »

Galium update comming in the next 20 minutes

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My Galium top level domain software will get a minor update soon, which will fix a few [minor] outstanding issues. Usernames can now contain the “-” character The zone file generator will not always give the outputted revision as being “0” (this stopped all updates from not appearing on slave DNS servers until the following… Read more »