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

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jan 29 00:26:03 PST 2015

Quoting Scott DuBois (rhcom.linux at gmail.com):

> Oh, that _was_ real? I thought it was some kind of prank.

Really?  FFS, Scott, no, it was very real.  What was even more real was
the actual expiration, which nobody around here bothered to catch
because NOBODY WAS BOTHERING.  Thus my point.

I just pointed out that y'all screwed up.  Epic fail.  Did you MISS
THAT, Scott?

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

I somehow think I've not succeeded in communicating.

The domain is in 'Redemption Period' status.  If you don't know what
that means, please don't guess.  If you wish to understand the term, you
can look it up.  This is real.  This is not a game.

As I said, 75 days after expiration, domains drop from registration into
the publicly available pool, and the first, fastest person of anyone
interest can grab it at that time.  The 'drop' should occur, as I said,
around Friday, March 13, 2015 -- if I did my data arithmetic correctly.

Whether J. Random Internet Person, such as you ore me, has a prayer of
being able to just pick up an expiring domain, depends on whether it is
deeemed valuable.  You can read more about the process here:
'Domain Expiration' on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Network_Other
Long story short:  _If_ some vastly better equipped and funded
enterprise doesn't swoop in and grab an expiring domain first, _then_ it
is possible to just re-register it.  There are complications and
details.  Please see URL.

Often, Scott, your responses to me strongly suggest to me that you
completely misunderstood the substance of what I said.  This seems like
one of those times.


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