[FFmpeg-devel] DNS and stuff (was: Re: The fate of Fate)
Tue Sep 30 16:25:30 CEST 2008
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:59:32 +0100 (BST), M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, 30 September 2008 at 13:06, Attila Kinali wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:39:15 +0100 (BST)
>>>> M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> wrote:
>>>> > > We should start looking for a new domain and a new top-level domain.
>>>> > > Hungary is not a workable solution.
>>>> > Agreed. Any suggestions? Unfortunately, mplayer[hq] has been taken
>>>> > by domain squatters in most TLDs.
>>>> I just send the holder of mplayerhq.org an offer over 0EUR for
>>>> the domain explaining that they are misusing our name.
>>>> Lets see how they respond.
>>> Also, mplayerhq.eu is registered at some Italian registrar and has a web
>>> redirector (www.mplayerhq.eu) to our current website. Maybe they would
>>> be willing to part with the domain.
>>Looks like that belongs to our very own Roberto... unless there is another
>>rtogni with an interest in mplayer.
> i thought the point of keeping it in .hu was because of the software
> patent trolls couldnt issue a takedown order.
> Bodog loses domain names in patent infringement suit:
That was a year ago. What was the outcome? It's also not clear from
the article where Bodog is based. A US-based company is obviously an
easy target for US litigation. A bunch of people across Europe (mostly),
with a server in Switzerland are a much more difficult to get to. Besides,
there's no money to be made, and this tends to significantly reduce the
risk of trouble.
> its possible that the domain could be shutdown for other purposes too.
> that mplayer game network is still around (mplayer.com). maybe a
> misinformed lawyer would send a trademark claim.
If that happened, there is a chance that we might be able to inform
> my point is... dont use a usa-based domain registrar.
I don't think it really matters that much. If they wanted to get us,
they'd have done so long ago. Everybody in the industry knows what
mans at mansr.com
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