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Re: DNS volunteer needed
- To: Matt Welsh <>
- Subject: Re: DNS volunteer needed
- From: Jim Pick <>
- Date: 23 Oct 1999 21:58:51 -0700
- In-Reply-To: Matt Welsh's message of "Sat, 23 Oct 1999 21:52:47 -0700"
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Matt Welsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm happy to do it unless someone else steps forward.
That was fast.
It's yours (unless the core team has objections).
I'll email you the zone file separately. Do have DNS servers to run
it on? If not, you can continue to use mine. I'll need to get your
Internic info too.
> Jim Pick <email@example.com> writes:
> > Hi,
> > In the spring, at the request of Lars Wirzenius (who was LDP leader at
> > the time), I registered the www.linuxdoc.org domain name, setup the zone
> > files in my DNS, and paid the $70 US Internic fee myself.
> > I'm now very displeased to see that the domain name is now being used
> > to run banner ads for a commercial company. :-(
> > Also, I have had some difficulty interfacing with the "core team".
> > Given the track record so far, I've lost confidence that they aren't
> > going to make another big screwup. Now that I see that money and
> > contracts are involved, that makes me doubly uncomfortable.
> > Since I'm managing the DNS, that puts me in a funny situation of being
> > the only person outside of the core team that could conceivably yank
> > the domain name away from them if things went really bad. If there is
> > a mutiny of some sort, people will be approaching me to break ranks
> > with the core team. I've had a domain name yanked out from under me
> > (linuxhq.com), and it's pretty unpleasant. So I don't want to be in
> > this position.
> > So, I'm asking for a volunteer (preferably someone who has confidence
> > in the core team, or a member of the core team) to take over the DNS
> > duties from me. I'll continue to run the DNS until somebody
> > volunteers, so don't worry about me shutting things down or anything
> > like that.
> > If I wasn't in the whois record, I probably wouldn't have been so
> > vocal about the banner ad - because it wouldn't reflect on me
> > indirectly. So volunteering to take over my DNS duties would be a
> > good way to shut me up. :-)
> > Cheers,
> > - Jim
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