Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

#2416 new task

transfer of domains from planet.federal.com

Reported by: jive Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2022-II
Component: Systems Admin Keywords:
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Description

We would like to accept the following domains from planet.federal.com:

  • fedgeoday.com - osgeo.us
  • geogig.org - locationtech
  • geonode.org
  • geoscript.org - locationtech
  • geoserver.org
  • geowebcache.com
  • geowebcache.net
  • geowebcache.org
  • qgis.us - qgis.org

Change History (30)

comment:1 by rjhale1971, 2 years ago

The QGIS.us group (which I'm a member of) is interested in the QGIS.us domain - or at least getting it transferred. It's been a bit of a handicap working around a locked domain and github as the hosting solution. If there's anything I can do to help I'm at your disposal as are the other people on the "board" - Kurt Menke and Michelle Tobias.

comment:2 by geomenke, 2 years ago

+1 for me, especially for qgis.us.

comment:3 by MicheleTobias, 2 years ago

+1 for me too, especially qgis.us since this would make keeping our website up to date easier.

comment:4 by wildintellect, 2 years ago

I think we can make this happen fairly easily.

Transfer instructions: https://www.pairdomains.com/kb/posts/293

Looks like we can initiate the transfers, but someone on Planet Federal will get notified to approve. Do you have a point of contact on the Planet Federal side? So we know who will be approving the transfers. Can maybe get a dump of current settings? Or can someone map out the IP for each? Are there MX or other record types we'll need to put in place?

Question, for geogig and geoscript.org(which does not seem to be in use). Is there a reason OSGeo is being asked to take these instead of LocationTech (Eclipse Foundation)?

comment:5 by jive, 2 years ago

Point of contact is Torben, who can check in on this ticket.

This is just the list we think may of interest to the open source community as a whole. I made suggestions of organizations (osgeo.us and locationtech) who may be interested.

We should reach out to appropriate parties, for example the geonode psc may be interested in geonode.org

in reply to:  1 comment:6 by jive, 2 years ago

Replying to rjhale1971:

The QGIS.us group (which I'm a member of) is interested in the QGIS.us domain - or at least getting it transferred. It's been a bit of a handicap working around a locked domain and github as the hosting solution. If there's anything I can do to help I'm at your disposal as are the other people on the "board" - Kurt Menke and Michelle Tobias.

Is the qgis.us group a legal entity, or do we go talk to qgis.org association?

in reply to:  5 comment:7 by jive, 2 years ago

Replying to jive:

We should reach out to appropriate parties, for example the geonode psc may be interested in geonode.org

Appropriate parties have been contacted.

comment:8 by pcav, 2 years ago

I believe QGIS.org is the best home for it. Please let us know how to proceed.

comment:9 by jive, 2 years ago

Opened a bug ticket (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=560743) to communicate with Eclipse Foundation.

comment:10 by gsteinmon, 2 years ago

Hello folks,

I am the president of the OSGeo US chapter and I would like to know how to transfer the fedgeoday.com to our dns service.

Thank you for your assistance.

-Guido

in reply to:  description comment:11 by gsteinmon, 2 years ago

Hey folks, is there anything I can do to help make this process move forward, it's been quiet for another two weeks.

-Guido

Replying to jive:

We would like to accept the following domains from planet.federal.com:

  • fedgeoday.com - osgeo.us
  • geogig.org - locationtech
  • geonode.org
  • geoscript.org - locationtech
  • geoserver.org
  • geowebcache.com
  • geowebcache.net
  • geowebcache.org
  • qgis.us - qgis.org

comment:12 by wildintellect, 2 years ago

Guido,

When you say us, do you mean QGIS Web team (Swiss Org), or OSGeo SAC? Also the biggest hold up is we don't know who the contact at Planet Federal is that needs to be available to approve the transfer request.

-Alex

comment:13 by rjhale1971, 2 years ago

Any word on where this stands? It just rolled back up on my spreadsheet of 'things to do'

comment:14 by wildintellect, 2 years ago

Ok to clarify, this is the plan, please comment if this any of these dont' look right.

current domain -> suggested new manager

  • fedgeoday.com -> osgeo.us (osgeo dns)
  • geonode.org -> geonode or osgeo?
  • geoserver.org -> geoserver or osgeo?
  • geowebcache.com -> geowebcache/geoserver or osgeo?
  • geowebcache.net -> geowebcache/geoserver or osgeo?
  • geowebcache.org -> geowebcache/geoserver or osgeo?

  • geogig.org -> locationtech
  • geoscript.org -> locationtech

  • qgis.us -> qgis.org

Next steps, we need confirmation of the correct new homes, question marks need to be resolved by contacting PSC of projects. @jive can you provide SAC with the Planet Federal contact so we can make sure the transfers don't get rejected.

comment:15 by jive, 2 years ago

I have sent an introduction via email.

  • geoserver and geowebcache go to OSGeo (there is no distinct geoserver entity).
  • I would assume geocode also goes to OSGeo (but you could ask their PSC).

comment:16 by jive, 2 years ago

We have reports of:

GeoServer website is giving me security certificate issues across all my browsers. Seems that the certificate is for some flavour of github.com rather than geoserver.org.

Further discussion:

Certificate is valid for the domain name github.com and its subdomains. The website domain name being "geoserver.org" this triggers the browsers: "The servers name "geoserver.org" does not match the certficate's name: www.github.com, *github.com, etc.

Checking settings:

GH Pages Repo I'm seeing these warnings:

The custom domain for your GitHub Pages site is pointed at an outdated IP address. You must update your site's DNS records if you'd like it to be available via your custom domain. For more information, see

Enforce HTTPS — Unavailable for your site because your domain is not properly configured to support HTTPS

So when we have control over the geoserver.org domain perhaps we can address this.

comment:17 by wildintellect, 2 years ago

I looked into this the other day. I believe you are correct that simply updating the github DNS IPs will fix it. It's related to how github rolled out https for custom domains.

comment:18 by jive, 2 years ago

Update: Tom has approval to transfer the domains, and will contact SAC shortly. Who is the best contact person?

comment:19 by jive, 14 months ago

I am now in contact with tom's replacement and have opened up a ticket with the domain register.

comment:20 by robe, 14 months ago

jive feel free to have him contact me lr at pcorp dot us when ready.

comment:21 by jive, 12 months ago

Planet released the domains so we must organize inmate purchase

comment:22 by robe, 12 months ago

Initiated a transfer to Pairs.com but need a transfer code to complete

comment:23 by jive, 11 months ago

Updates:

Malcom has not replied to my email requesting planet federal renew domains and transfer.

Namecheap risk assessment emphasized that we need planet federal to act on the following domains:

  • fedgeoday.com (to be transfered to osgeo.us)
  • geoscript.org (to be transfered to eclipse founation)
  • geoserver.org
  • geowebcache.com - no website present
  • geowebcache.net - no website present
  • geowebcache.org
  • qgis.us - (to be transfered to qgis.org)

And these following two domains were not registered with Namecheap:

comment:24 by jive, 11 months ago

Alessio Fabiani was able to confirm that currently the geonode.org domain is paid by GeoSolutions (was able to arrange transfer of the domain previously)

comment:25 by jive, 11 months ago

Update: Planet has renewed the domains, and will continue to do so (whew!)

comment:26 by jive, 11 months ago

So after 19 months I am not sure where we are at with this process:

  • We determined that the domains are not in immediate danger of being dropped
  • Our contacts at Planet Federal are primarily at the system admin level and have not been effective at arranging transfer
  • It is unclear to me permission to transfer domains has been granted (or requested) of Planet Federal management

comment:27 by jive, 6 weeks ago

If we setup a new build.geoserver.org does SAC have enough information to redirect now?

in reply to:  27 ; comment:28 by robe, 6 weeks ago

Replying to jive:

If we setup a new build.geoserver.org does SAC have enough information to redirect now?

Once we have the zone files yes. Without the zone files, I run the risk of disconnecting something you are using (because I'd have to switch over the DNS to be under our control and guess at what you had on the old dns.

in reply to:  28 comment:29 by robe, 6 weeks ago

Replying to robe:

Replying to jive:

If we setup a new build.geoserver.org does SAC have enough information to redirect now?

Once we have the zone files yes. Without the zone files, I run the risk of disconnecting something you are using (because I'd have to switch over the DNS to be under our control and guess at what you had on the old dns.

As noted in #2756, with Jody's permission, OSGeo now has control of the geoserver.org DNS and I created in the zone file based on what Jody and I think are active and sent Jody and Alessandro the new zone file.

comment:30 by robe, 6 weeks ago

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