Paul van Tilburg wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 09:36:17PM +0900, Daniel Schierbeck wrote:
> 
>>nobu.nokada / softhome.net wrote:
>>
>>>>I think we should purchase www.ruby.net - it's much cleaner and 
>>>>easy-to-pass-on-to-others than www.ruby-lang.org, it's shorter, and it's 
>>>>up for sale (www.ruby.org isn't being used for a website, but I don't 
>>>>think it's for sale). I'd be happy to chip in with some cash if we 
>>>>decide to buy it.
>>>
>>>Even shorter:
>>>
>>> http://ru.by/
>>>
>>>Nobody in Belarus? ;)
>>
>>While it definately sounds cool, I think people are most comfortable 
>>with .com, .org and .net domains. Getting the .com would actually be the 
>>best (even though ruby isn't commercial in any way), since ruby.com is 
>>the first place people would look if they heard the name "Ruby".
> 
> 
> Indeed.
> 
> 
>>If there are no objections to the idea I think we should find someone 
>>trustworthy, send him some money and have him purchase the domain (I'm 
>>kinda new here, so I don't think that many people will trust me with 
>>their money). If there's another method you prefer, don't be afraid to 
>>write it here. I've never done this before, so I won't flame you...
> 
> 
> Registering a .net domain at a Dutch company I know is EUR 7.50 (about
> 9.00 USD) per year (a great company btw, as in:  they regularly send
> customer surveys about what's good and bad and they actually act on it?! 
> -- recommended for Dutch people), so I think the money isn't the issue
> here. I say this just to give an estimate about what the costs are.
> But the problem is indeed continuity and maintenance. Who is going to
> keep it up for the years coming?
> 
> Paul
> 

ruby.net is already owned by an individual (probably a domain 
stockpiler), so it will probably be a lot more expensive. I've just 
mailed him, so we'll see if or how he responds.


Cheers,
Daniel Schierbeck