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  • From: Jon Hebb <somebodyrocks AT>
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Purchased, where do you want it?

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 7:09 PM, Travis McCrea <teamcoltra AT> wrote:
> Did we have anyone else thats willing to help? I would really like at
> least one more person to help out. We also need someone to donate the
> domain "".
> If someone gets the domain I will start working and putting things
> together. :)
> On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 08:24 -0400, Alex Buie wrote:
>> I love this idea, and definitely would like to contribute.
>>  I can also provide hosting for the pages on one of my cPanel servers
>> (that use ONIC DNS), if we need it.
>> --
>> Alex Buie
>> Network Engineer
>> KWD Services, Inc.
>> (703)445-3391 ext. 804
>> On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 3:09 AM, Travis McCrea <teamcoltra AT>
>> wrote:
>>         Hello everyone,
>>         I am Travis "TeamColtra" McCrea, many of you who frequent IRC
>>         probably
>>         already know me, and to those of you who don't you can check
>>         out my blog
>>         at Now that we have taken care of
>>         that I would
>>         like to bring up an important matter regarding domains, and
>>         potentially
>>         advancing OpenNIC by exposing us to a much bigger audience.
>>         As a few of you may know, the United States Federal Government
>>         is using
>>         a new tactic to shut down websites that they do not like,
>>         which is going
>>         after the domain itself. Most fringe domain TLDs are not in
>>         danger, but
>>         the two most popular are, those are .COM and .NET. Of course
>>         this is an
>>         attack on Free Speech by the US Government and it pushes what
>>         they feel
>>         to be wrong onto the rest of the world.  (please see
>> for
>>         a more lengthy overview of what I have just said, or read the
>>         bill
>>         itself here .
>>         However, this is the perfect time to make people aware of
>>         other domain
>>         alternatives, in particular OpenNIC. We can use the publicity
>>         momentum
>>         to attempt to get this stopped from being passed (while also
>>         trying to
>>         get people to switch to OpenNIC), and whats great for the
>>         campaign is
>>         that if it passes, we can then post on all the domains that
>>         are getting
>>         shut down by the United States, and show for each one that
>>         they need to
>>         come to OpenNIC (as well as working with these websites to
>>         switch over
>>         -- think if people needed to access wikileaks at
>>; We
>>         could also keep track of further bills trying to be passed by
>>         governments if it fails (just like the Internet Kill Switch,
>>         the US
>>         Senators will try and piggyback this onto another bill, if it
>>         fails).
>>         What I would do is get (because its only
>>         like a buck)
>>         and, then get a wordpress install on it, to
>>         start
>>         feeding people news updates about this new bill thats trying
>>         to be
>>         passed in congress, and even if it fails, then we need to stay
>>         on top of
>>         it so they don't try to throw it into a new bill like they
>>         have been
>>         doing with the internet kill switch, if it passes then we
>>         expose the
>>         public to all the domains that are being taken down
>>         What we also need is volunteers, its not a huge deal, 10-20
>>         minutes a
>>         day with research and posting onto the twitter account that we
>>         would
>>         create (maybe a facebook page too).
>>         We also email different news sources that are more...
>>         sympathetic to us.
>>         ARS, TorrentFreak, and Wired might run articles.
>>         would also
>>         run a spot on their radio program for us for sure. We could
>>         use these to
>>         get the word out about our campaign against domain censorship
>>         and FOR
>>         using OpenNIC.
>>         I can do a lot of this, but I can't do it alone. I will help
>>         organize a
>>         team if we can have one assembled, we would also need hosting
>>         for the
>>         website (a host that supports OpenNIC of course). I will be
>>         willing to
>>         work with you guys on how to canvass twitter users to engage
>>         in
>>         conversation with the ones talking about similar topics (if
>>         you don't
>>         know how to already, the best way will be to just use
>>         hootsuite).
>>         We could get this going and gain a lot of attention really
>>         quickly if we
>>         work together and agree to get this done, but we obviously
>>         need feedback
>>         from you on if you even WANT to do this, and who would want to
>>         help, and
>>         who has what to offer to this team of people.
>>         --
>>         Travis McCrea
>>         1(206)552-8728
>>         The Pirate ideology is like going organic, but free, and
>>         doesn't go
>>         moldy as fast.
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> --
> Travis McCrea
> 1(206)552-8728
> The Pirate ideology is like going organic, but free, and doesn't go
> moldy as fast.
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