[Linux-aus] linux.conf.au domain Was: Linux Australia Council teleconference minutes for 050309

John Ferlito johnf at inodes.org
Wed Mar 11 18:17:35 EST 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 05:52:17PM +1100, Leah Duncan wrote:
> The minutes from the Linux Australia Council teleconference for 05/03/09
> are now available.  They can also be found online at
> http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/MeetingNotes/MeetingNotes20090305 .

> * linux.conf.au domain - after negotiation, linux.conf.au will be
> available to us for 6 months of each year for administering LCA.
> Best plan of action is to set up a procedure and policy regarding how
> this is reactivated each year.
> ACTION ITEM: Steve Walsh to draft a policy concerning use of the
> linux.conf.au / conf.linux.org.au domains and certificates.

I think it's time to bring up the usage of linux.conf.au as a domain
name again.

The continued use of this domain has caused us pain year in year out.
It is a useful domain since people know it exists. However we need to
stop using it as the main conference domain name.

There is no point in using a domain that only exists 6 months of the

I would like to propose the following.

* The domain for each LCA is lca20XX.linux.org.au
* linux.conf.au when it works sends a 301 [permanent redirect]
* linux.conf.au should never appear as a URL in any marketing material

We do not want anyone linking to URLs/Google caching URLs that don't
exist for half the year.

We decided on this policy in 07 due to the instability of the
linux.conf.au domain but our advice seems to have fallen through the
gaps since then.


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