Opened 4 years ago

Closed 5 months ago

#2416 closed task (fixed)

transfer of domains from planet.federal.com

Reported by: jive Owned by: robe
Priority: normal Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2024-I
Component: SysAdmin/DNS 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 (38)

comment:1 by rjhale1971, 4 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, 4 years ago

+1 for me, especially for qgis.us.

comment:3 by MicheleTobias, 4 years ago

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

comment:4 by wildintellect, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 years ago

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

comment:9 by jive, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 years ago

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

comment:14 by wildintellect, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 3 years ago

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

comment:20 by robe, 3 years ago

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

comment:21 by jive, 3 years ago

Planet released the domains so we must organize inmate purchase

comment:22 by robe, 3 years ago

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

comment:23 by jive, 3 years 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, 3 years 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, 3 years ago

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

comment:26 by jive, 3 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years ago

Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2022-II

comment:31 by robe, 17 months ago

Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2022-IISysadmin Contract 2023-I

pushing to next milestone since my contract funds have been used.

comment:32 by robe, 14 months ago

I lost track what we have left here:

I know we have the following under OSGeo control now:

  • geoserver.org
  • geotools.org

These are not under OSGeo control

  • geonode.org - who is just states registrar is Amazon (did this move to geonode project?)
  • geowebcache.com, geowebcache.net, geowebcache.org - registrar namecheap
  • fedgeoday.com - registrar is networksolutions? did this move to osgeo.us already?

If we still want these, I propose we close out this ticket and create a separate one for these.

comment:33 by jive, 14 months ago

As long as we have geowebcache.org we should be fine? Do we have that one? I know we have a https://geowebcache.osgeo.org/docs/main/ website ready to be used for geoserver.org

geonode.org was apparently transfered to geosolutions (see message above).

Guido may know about fedgeoday.com

Last edited 14 months ago by jive (previous) (diff)

comment:34 by strk, 7 months ago

Component: SysAdminSysAdmin/DNS

comment:35 by robe, 5 months ago

Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-ISysadmin Contract 2024-I

Moving my prior still open items to the next proposed Milestone

comment:36 by jive, 5 months ago

Note geowebcache.org has now expired; a separate ticket will be opened.

comment:37 by robe, 5 months ago

Owner: changed from sac@… to robe

Okay I'm going to close this out as the only domain left on this ticket I think is geowebcache.org

comment:38 by robe, 5 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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