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  • From: David Marner <nanashi.rei AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Hello everyone!
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:05:24 +0200

I'm happy to hear there is at least one who's interested. From my point of view, which excludes Nico Hamm for now (he will write his opinions himself), it should be centered around but not restricted to Anime/Manga/Japan-Culture. One of the things i thought about was how to handle commercial stuff, if it ever happens. One idea would be to allow non-profit project for free and ask _tiny_ fees (to help pay for the server) for pages that intend a commercial use. The other would be to hand-check everything and ensure it's "fan stuff".

Fan Stuff: User post about things and _discuss_. No selling, no commercial stuff. --> This might be a huge break, who knows. Marketing is way to complex.

About the domain registration system, is there any open source project or any recommendations? I mean coding one myself or together with Nico Hamm will also work, but why reinvent the wheel if there is one already?

I'll tell Nico to write his ideas right after me. He has some plans as far as i know.

Am 26.08.2012 00:32, schrieb Jeff Taylor:
A couple of things to get you started...

1) From a technical aspect, one of the biggest pieces you will need is a
domain registration system. When you open up a new TLD, at some point
news of it will hit a forum related to the subject, and you will get a
flood of people trying to register every name under th sun. Make sure
you have something in place that automatically expires the domains that
don't actually get used within a reasonable timeline.

2) For the purposes of usability, you will want to develop a set of
rules describing what kinds of websites are allowed, or specifically not
allowed. Do you want to restrict the TLD to anime videos only, or allow
comics, books, fan-fic, etc? Are you also open to other forms of
cartoons, or will you only allow media from the Japanese culture? Will
personal sales or commercial websites be allowed? What's your policy on
spamming and scamming? These are the types of things you need to
consider, and at least come up with a rough-draft of what you would like
the TLD policies to be.

Very interesting subject matter... good luck!

On 08/25/2012 11:24 AM, David Marner wrote:
Hello everyone,

me and a friend are currently working on getting a Tier 1 server into
the OpenNIC system. It's not up for vote, yet. We are currently
gathering informations and all the help we can get to put this into
action. Our plans include adding a new top level domain to OpenNIC:


For those of you that are not familiar with japanese culture: Otaku
discribes the common Anime (Animated TV Series) Collector/Fan. We wish
to provide a TLD for all the fans of anime around the world.

I personally am what you would call an otaku and hence i'd love to see
this happen.

Best regards to all of you,
David Marner

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