Re: MinGW Project WebSite, and Domain Name Registration

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Keith Marshall <keith(at)users(dot)osdn(dot)me>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, "MinGW(dot)org Administrators" <mingw-notify-owner(at)lists(dot)osdn(dot)me>
Subject: Re: MinGW Project WebSite, and Domain Name Registration
Date: 2020-10-26 16:05:42
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Greetings all,

* Keith Marshall (keith(at)users(dot)osdn(dot)me) wrote:
> MinGW, an SPI associate project, and registered owner of the
> internet domain, has, for the last 12 years, benefited from sponsorship
> by, in respect of both domain name registration, and
> website hosting. Unfortunately, have now notified us
> that they will be withdrawing from the website hosting marketplace, and
> will no longer be acting as a domain registration agent, with effect
> from December 2020; consequently, we will need to migrate to
> an alternative hosting provider, and we will require the services of an
> alternative registrar, to maintain the domain name registration.
> With respect to hosting of website content, we can readily migrate that
> to, (where our software downloads are already hosted), but
> unfortunately, do not offer a domain name registration service,
> so we will still need to engage the services of an alternative IANA
> registrar.
> As the nominated project liaison between MinGW and SPI, I would welcome
> any advice which SPI may be able to offer, with regard to selection and
> engagement of a suitable domain name registrar. I am assuming that we
> are unlikely to be able to find a sponsor, to maintain the zero-cost
> registration which we have enjoyed with; since MinGW is
> maintained entirely by volunteers, with no source of funding beyond the
> donations which are currently held by SPI, on our behalf, in the absence
> of any sponsored registration, we would, in any case, require the
> services of SPI to render payment of registration fees, from our
> existing donations fund balance.

I've replied to Keith with some thoughts off-list.



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