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by Ole Juul
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: OpenNIC
Topic: Discourse
Replies: 1
Views: 3666


There hasn't been any discussion on this forum for a long time, so I thought I'd add the latest discussion that is taking place on the mailing list, IRC, and discord. Some people feel that it's time to move on and perhaps be able to be more inclusive than we have been. Discourse is such a choice. Di...
by Ole Juul
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is this forum still alive ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4542

Re: Is this forum still alive ?

And indeed, here it is - all cleaned up and ready to make a go of it again. The grand re-opening!
by Ole Juul
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Alternative DNS
Topic: Inventing TLDs
Replies: 0
Views: 3687

Inventing TLDs

Thinking up new TLDs seems to be a fun thing for many people. I enjoy it too. Others take it further and make great plans for theirs and then come and ask the OpenNIC community to add their TLD. I notice though that when one is approved and added, they don't come back and tell us how well they're do...
by Ole Juul
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: OpenNIC
Topic: Why do you use OpenNIC?
Replies: 4
Views: 6750

Re: Why do you use OpenNIC?

This is still a good topic. Constantly defining the value of one's tools is a process that can server to make things more efficient and indeed, more valuable.
by Ole Juul
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: OpenNIC
Topic: Newbie tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 7022

Re: Newbie tips?

Newcomers to OpenNIC may also not all want to run servers. For those who are more interested in other aspects, such as using the existing servers or domains, there is understanding and advocacy. I recommend doing a web search on alternate DNS roots and doing some reading. This link is a good place t...
by Ole Juul
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Misc. Projects
Topic: The can of worms.. DNS FILTERING
Replies: 7
Views: 9041

Re: The can of worms.. DNS FILTERING

What kinds of things would you filter?

I'm not personally into any kind of censorship except that which one does oneself. Perhaps this will be like that. In any case, I do support people's freedom to do as they wish in this regard.
by Ole Juul
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Meta
Topic: Forum Accessibility
Replies: 9
Views: 12548

Forum Accessibility

Normally when one is a regular reader of a forum one wouldn't start on the index page. That would be most tedious and difficult since recent and active discussions is what is of interest. In the case of this forum the entry page would be this:
by Ole Juul
Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Worst gTLD
Replies: 2
Views: 5585

Re: The Worst gTLD

Well the dot horse was pretty wild. I really enjoyed the website called It was an art project and very funny. Quite simple, a head shot of a horse in front of a Walmart store. Walmart got all bent out of shape about it and forced him to take it down. Which was also funny. Edit: just no...
by Ole Juul
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Alternative DNS
Topic: Logging And Security
Replies: 1
Views: 3729

Logging And Security

I've often seen questions about OpenNIC logging on our IRC and elsewhere. It seems to be one of the reasons people chose OpenNIC. I can see why. Google stores DNS info in a temporary fashion for 24 to 48 hours. This contains personal identification. Another set of logs is less personal but is kept f...
by Ole Juul
Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Security
Topic: DDoS in recent months
Replies: 3
Views: 5413

DDoS in recent months

We have all seen the recent problems and there is a lot of talk because of the IoT role in this. No doubt something can and should be done with firmware, but the basic problem is still DNS. El Reg just put out an article where Paul Vixie weighs in on the issue.

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