Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#1369 new task

Register osgeo.org.ua

Reported by: alexbruy Owned by: sac@…
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Description

We in the process of establishment of the ICA-OSGeo Lab in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). We would like to ask the following to OSGeo/SAC:

  1. Register the osgeo.org.ua domain that will be used for lab site and all other activities related to OSGeo and its projects.

See also this email in SAC list http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/sac/2014-July/005180.html

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by alexbruy

Just to make things clear. We can register domain by ourselves, but don't know is this allowed and can't find any guidance on this topic.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by wildintellect

I don't think there is an official policy. Though generally I think your approach of asking is correct.

I have reservations, only that org.ua is unlikely to be an available domain? At least in my understanding of the DNS system. Looking at http://org.ua (Via google translate) it does appear to be a valid request to register a subdomain under that.

We can easily configure ua.osgeo.org or ukraine.osgeo.org with no added cost. If you want to register a new domain then osgeo.ua seems the likely candidate. If you want osgeo.org.ua I think that might be handled by your chapter as it appears that one must register via org.ua website or another Ukraine based registrar. Since no on SAC speaks Ukrainian it might be technically best for you to handle it.

Now that I read the original request I do have another objection, assigning the either osgeo.ua or osgeo.org.ua to a single lab seems out of line unless there are plans to share it with other labs that may join later or local chapters that may form out of it. Is this request for a single lab?

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 7 years ago by alexbruy

Replying to wildintellect:

I have reservations, only that org.ua is unlikely to be an available domain? At least in my understanding of the DNS system. Looking at http://org.ua (Via google translate) it does appear to be a valid request to register a subdomain under that.

Maybe I was unclear. There are no problems with registering subdomain in org.ua zone, so final domain will be osgeo.org.ua not org.ua.

We can easily configure ua.osgeo.org or ukraine.osgeo.org with no added cost. If you want to register a new domain then osgeo.ua seems the likely candidate. If you want osgeo.org.ua I think that might be handled by your chapter as it appears that one must register via org.ua website or another Ukraine based registrar. Since no on SAC speaks Ukrainian it might be technically best for you to handle it.

Regarding osgeo.ua domain. Under current .UA domain Policy, domain names like name.ua are delegated only to proper owners of trademarks.

Unfortunately there is no local chapter here in Ukraine.

Now that I read the original request I do have another objection, assigning the either osgeo.ua or osgeo.org.ua to a single lab seems out of line unless there are plans to share it with other labs that may join later or local chapters that may form out of it. Is this request for a single lab?

We planned to use this domain for all activities around OSGeo, not only for lab. Here is how we planned to use it: osgeo.org.ua — for local chapter (in future), lab.osgeo.org.ua — for lab, maybe other subdomains for other activities.

Unfortunately we have very limited resources now and can't establish local chapter, so seems it is better for us to register another domain exclusively for lab, e.g. osgeo-lab.org.ua. Any objections?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by wildintellect

As long as you plan to share with any other OSGeo groups in Ukraine later go ahead and setup osgeo.org.ua

Subdomains like lab.osgeo.org.ua shouldn't cost you anymore once you have the root domain. I'm happy to endorse this idea. Let us know if you need anything else.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by TemptorSent

osgeo.org.ua appears to be registered, but is parked on the registrars page with no osgeo content.

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