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  • From: Jeff Taylor <shdwdrgn AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] New search engine being populated
  • Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2011 22:02:22 -0600
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Regarding this issue about labeling content... while I still do not have a solution for determining if a page is unique to OpenNic, or simply a mirror of an ICANN domain, I do have a way to tag contents based on what group it is coming from. I have now added tags to pages based on their source (opennic, newnations, icann), and will add additional tags as we peer with other groups.

Once I get some sample data in the database, I will get some buttons added to the web page to allow users to limit search results by their source, for those who wish to search ONLY within a specific DNS set. Hopefully this is satisfactory?

On 05/24/2011 11:18 PM, Alex Hanselka wrote:
It isn't necessarily a problem at all. I think it's more that some want
an OpenNIC search engine to find content unique to OpenNIC and label
mirrors as such.

On Tue, May 24, 2011 at 09:41:19PM -0700, Erik Andersen wrote:
I'm no expert or DNS server operator, but...

Why wouldn't you want to index domains that are still available over
ICANN domains? Because of limited indexing power and that Google
probably has already indexed it?

If thats your reason, and you decide to truncate results, then you
should tell what ICANN domain it is (or even provide a link to search
that ICANN domain for the same terms with google).

Personally, I run an Apache config that serves both my ICANN domain
and my Opennic domain from the same folder. I do this because what
would I want to put on my OpenNIC domain that I wouldn't also want to
put on my ICANN domain? I use Opennic because it allows my to have
shorter names (good for command line stuff like ssh) and it has cool,
creative TLDs.
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