TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

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TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby chip » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:30 am

There are descriptions of the OpenNIC TLDs listed on the wiki but I am interested in the stories behind the TLD.
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Re: TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby Ole Juul » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:24 am

I'd be interested in that too. But that list is deprecated. Five of them are gone as far as I can tell, and .chan isn't on there. :(

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Re: TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby JonahAragon » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:44 pm

I created .o because I felt the other TLDs were too restrictive, which is nice if your project exists in the, albeit many, categories defined by the other charters. But I wanted a place for any website to exist on the OpenNIC network, because it seems to me like we have somewhat of an interest problem. ".o" was supposed to have the ideals of what .com does, just a generalized home on the web.

I believe .ing did this at some point, but that TLD was evidently shut down.

Sidenote, I've been working on updating that wiki page you've mentioned; hopefully the wiki will be accurate once again :P

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Re: TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby Ole Juul » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:14 pm

JonahAragon wrote:I created .o because I felt the other TLDs were too restrictive, which is nice if your project exists in the, albeit many, categories defined by the other charters. But I wanted a place for any website to exist on the OpenNIC network, because it seems to me like we have somewhat of an interest problem. ".o" was supposed to have the ideals of what .com does, just a generalized home on the web.


And a good idea it is too. It always puzzled me why the OpenNIC TLDs were all so specialised.

Sidenote, I've been working on updating that wiki page you've mentioned; hopefully the wiki will be accurate once again :P

Thanks for doing that.

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Re: TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby verax » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:37 am

.chan was conceived out of discussion on 8chan's /tech/ board last fall that actually for once went somewhere. It started as a discussion of the best DNS providers, then, when the conclusion was drawn that none really were good, it moved on to how to run your own resolver, and complaining about the sorry state of security implementation.

Chan users are not exactly known for being particularly trusting of large, government affiliated organizations. Especially not monopolies with the track record of money grubbing that ICANN has. So we decided to run our own root namespace. There was a lot of bikeshedding at that point, and eventually someone mentioned OpenNIC. Then 3 of us (myself, dotchan, and smiba), decided to see about joining OpenNIC, as that would be easier and maybe actually happen.

Things have been pretty quiet in 2016, since we gave up on the disaster of our current registration system, and have been working with Pathore to write new software, so we've been in a holding pattern since then. Hopefully it will be done soon and we can get things rolling again in the new year.

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Re: TLD operators, why did your TLD get created?

Postby albino » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:31 pm

We joked about having a .cyb TLD one day then suddenly it wasn't a joke

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