[volunteers] (forw) Tracking ID [15886078] (renewal of domains)

Scott DuBois rhcom.linux at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 21:56:50 PST 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 05:00:07PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Domain svlug.net expired on Dec. 28, 2014.  (SVLUG has kept ownership of
> that secondary domain for a long time, but hasn't ever put any content
> on it uniquely.  The DNS merely points to the regular content normally 
> accessed via svlug.org.)

Oh, that _was_ real? I thought it was some kind of prank. First I've seen it or
knew anything about it.

> If that is
> the case, let it be a lesson to any remaining active volunteers to not
> just punt everything to me, especially when you know my Internet access
> is down for an extended period.

Makes sense. 

> Note#2:  That should also serve as a reminder that you should never,
> ever rely totally on registrar renewal notices.  (I don't for my own
> domains.)

Me neither. I keep tas on how many years I have left on the ones I care about.
The ones I know are 'throw aways' eh, I was expecting them to die anyway.

> I am extremely disinclined to pay that money for that domain.  The
> default course of action is, of course, eventually deletion of the
> domain's registration and lapse into the public pool, available for
> registration by the first comer, at 75 days after expiration.  By my
> calendar calculations, that will happen around Friday, March 13, 2015.

You would know better than anyone whether it's 'worth' keeping or not. If you
think it's life is over, let it go.

EFF ID: 1731778

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits."
-- Einstein
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