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Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-06-12 15:40
by lbuiyzxl
Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix similar as wiki.debian.org?

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-06-12 16:22
by wizard10000
lbuiyzxl wrote:Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix similar as wiki.debian.org?


Because this forum isn't an official Debian resource :)

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-06-14 06:21
by debiman
why not?
afaics, these suffixes have lost all their meaning.
a commercial company can have an .org suffix
any voluntary non-profit hacker can hae a .com suffix.
a server that's not in italy can have an .it suffix
etc. etc.

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-08-21 20:07
by djk44883
debiman wrote:why not?
afaics, these suffixes have lost all their meaning.
a commercial company can have an .org suffix
any voluntary non-profit hacker can hae a .com suffix.
a server that's not in italy can have an .it suffix
etc. etc.


Do you think anyone who been using the internet for the past ~17 years even knew they had a purpose/meaning behind them at one time? "Modern" browsers don't even need you to specify http or https (if they think there's more than one) let alone a suffix is you don't want.

You know nothing good ever stays that way... if corporation can generate profits from it.

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-08-22 16:28
by kedaha
The answer is because if it had .org extension, then the forums would occupy a subdomain of debian.org rather than debian.net. A users' forum cannot be an official part of debian.org, which is for the Debian Project itself.

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-08-22 17:31
by GarryRicketson
Thanks, that is a good answer,....
There is a partial list of the debian.net domains here:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianNetDomains
and even more:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=-inurl:*+site:debian.net

Then I stumbled on to this:
http://ianmurdock.debian.net/

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-08-22 17:58
by HuangLao
:cry: Ian........

Re: Why this forum use"forums.debian.net" no ".org" suffix?

PostPosted: 2017-08-22 18:04
by kedaha
GarryRicketson wrote:Thanks, that is a good answer,....

Thanks for your reply with the debian.net domains and specially the ianmurdock.debian.net link which I've just been reading with great interest.