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Re: [HACKERS] The Name Game: postgresql.net vs.

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Jeroen T(dot) Vermeulen" <jtv(at)xs4all(dot)nl>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] The Name Game: postgresql.net vs.
Date: 2004-03-12 15:49:35
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On Fri, 2004-03-12 at 10:37, Tom Lane wrote:
> "Jeroen T. Vermeulen" <jtv(at)xs4all(dot)nl> writes:
> > On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 02:42:47PM -0000, Dave Page wrote:
> >> We need some distinction between the core project sites and other
> >> project sites - istm that a different domain is the only way to do that.
> 
> > Okay, then how about postgres-extra.net, or forpostgres.net?
> 
> > Saying Postgres instead of PostgreSQL takes out a bit of that extra length
> > and it's lots easier to pronounce.  We've been through this whole what-
> > shall-we-call-it thing months ago and IIRC the upshot was that the short
> > version of the name is perfectly acceptable and much catchier.  Here's a
> > chance to use it!
> 
> Well, if you want to think along those lines, I believe that we (PGDG)
> currently hold these domain names:
> 	postgresql.org
> 	postgresql.com
> 	postgresql.net
> 	postgres.org
> 	postgres.com
> It looks like some domain squatter has his tentacles on postgres.net
> :-(.  We are not doing much with any of these except redirecting to
> postgresql.org.
> 
> You could make a case that postgres.org for the projects would be the
> perfect complement to postgresql.org for the core.
> 
> After looking at this list I'm sort of inclined to the idea that we
> should *not* use postgresql.net for much of anything ... that will just
> help drive traffic to that squatter at postgres.net.
> 
> This also brings up the thought that if we do want to use pgfoundry.org,
> we'd better register pgfoundry.net and pgfoundry.com before someone
> else does.
> 

yug... if we go with postgres.org|net|com we are just asking for the
press to keep referring to the product as postgres instead of
postgresql, so i'd strongly be against that idea.  

Robert Treat
-- 
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL


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