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[leafnode-list] Re: leafnode.org domain transfer

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 10:23:51 +0100
Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Greetings,

> I have however never registered a domain or booked DNS and email
> forwarding services, so I'd ask for advice (what are the pitfalls,what
> do we have to do?)

If you do not transfer the webspace but just the dns-records (as you
want to), there are no big technical issues. 
If you would transfer the webspace to another server(means changing the
dns-record to point to another ip-adress) there could be a time where
isp-dns-servers have cached the old ipadress but the old
webspace-provider has already cleared your account. So a user would get
a 404 until the isp-dns-servers cache expires. But with only
dns-transfers there are usually no downtimes.

The pitfalls here are more of a buerocratic nature.  The old
dns-provider has to let go of the Domain. 
Normally if another big dns-registrant (i.e. schlundtech) is involved it
takes about a week time.

> It appears as though we'd need these services (if anyone has
> corrections/suggestions, please speak up):
> Required:
> - reliable domain registration for .ORG
> - DNS service that we can configure so it supports the sourceforge.net
>   VHOST, this means one A and two CNAME DNS records. We may need more
>   records than these.
>   <http://sourceforge.net/docs/E07#vhost>
> - at least two DNS server hosts in spatially and logically
>   separated networks for failure resilience (unless there is a
>   .ORG requirement already)

Yes, these requirements seem to be sane.

>someone (ISP? Distributor?) who sponsors the domain

As i wrote to you per mail, we ( d-labs.de ) would sponsor the domain,
if you are interested.

> Optional:
> - email forwarding would be nice, particularly if it's capable to map
>   catchall addresses to extensions. This may be separate from the
>   service. It's only intended to set up a few aliases, not for mailing
>   lists, so should be reasonably low traffic, spam aside.

no big deal...

> What is a reasonable annual subscription fee for such hosting?

between 10 to 20 euro i think... 

> Can you suggest hosters?

http://www.d-labs.de (ofcourse :))

> Does anyone have bundle hosting offers that would make hosting
> leafnode.org less expensive?

as i said, sponsoring the domain is no big deal, 
webhosting depends on traffic and so on


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