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#1 2005-09-30 19:57:48

tamlyn
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choosing a new domain name

Please help choose a new domain name for this website.

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#2 2005-09-30 20:29:27

hcgtv
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Re: choosing a new domain name

Are you moving to a new host?


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#3 2005-09-30 20:31:35

tamlyn
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Re: choosing a new domain name

As previously mentioned, I am moving the website to another host to get away from all the SF.net limitations. I wanted to keep the singapore.sourceforge.net domain name but unfortunately SF.net say that they do not support pointing subdomians off site so this means we have to buy a separate domain name.

Obviously singapore.(everything) are already registered. Here are a few ideas I had, none of which I am entirely happy with.

singaporegal.(org|net)
singaporegallery.(org|net)
sgal.org
singaporeweb.(org|net)
sgwebgal.(com|org|net)
singapore.tamlyn.org tongue

Please suggest anything and everything below (but please check it's available first and it doesn't have to be a gTLD). I'm even willing to consider changing the project name. A .sg domain would be fun but I'm not sure how those work.

SUGGEST SUGGEST SUGGEST!

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#4 2005-09-30 20:35:07

tamlyn
Lead Developer

Re: choosing a new domain name

Ha! I stopped to make a sandwich and you got in there before me...  lol

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#5 2005-09-30 20:42:54

hcgtv
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Re: choosing a new domain name

I'm even willing to consider changing the project name.

I don't know if that would be a good idea, the project is already known as singapore and it has links in many places referring to it.

So picking a new project name would be more difficult than just picking a domain name. The domain name doesn't even have to be related to singapore or sound like it, just so that it has a permanent home.


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#6 2005-09-30 21:15:47

hcgtv
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Re: choosing a new domain name

Just checked dotster:

singapore.uk.com
singapore.uk.net

Are available, maybe?


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#7 2005-10-01 00:16:07

tamlyn
Lead Developer

Re: choosing a new domain name

Yeah you're probably right about keeping the name. I don't like .uk.com domains - I think they look silly plus they're considerably more expensive. How about :

ilovesingapore.(org|net) big_smile
singaporerocks.(com|net|org) 8)

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#8 2005-10-01 06:17:51

absolut
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Re: choosing a new domain name

I like sgal.org the most, it's nice and short.

Other suggestions:

gallerysg.com
sg-gallery.com
gallerysingapore.com

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#9 2005-10-01 09:50:52

pavian
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Re: choosing a new domain name

Did you read todays Sourceforge Update, maybe you should try the new MySQL 4.1?

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#10 2005-10-01 17:15:59

tamlyn
Lead Developer

Re: choosing a new domain name

There are too many reasons to list here why I need to change host but the main ones are that I cannot run the apps I want here (such as cmsmadesimple), the forum cannot send emails, the singapore demo cannot run to it's full potential and I am technically not even allowed to run the demo here (according to the SF.net AUPs).

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#11 2005-10-02 20:27:33

Guest
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Re: choosing a new domain name

just go with the subdomain off tamlyn.org smile

 

#12 2005-10-03 08:31:24

Guest
Guest

Re: choosing a new domain name

sgal.org is by far the best option!

 

#13 2005-10-03 21:30:28

Guest
Guest

Re: choosing a new domain name

ilovesingapore.(org|net) is the best!!!

 

#14 2005-10-04 22:04:51

Guest
Guest

Re: choosing a new domain name

Berlios.de is a very good option for open source developers and have seen lots of projects working there, singapore.berlios.de is avaliable too which can be linked to singapore.tamlyn.org if you want it.

 

#15 2005-10-05 03:15:27

Kevin
Member

Re: choosing a new domain name

Well, in the interest of getting some brainstorming going, I'm going to post all the ideas I had, good or not smile  In my design office we always have a policy of saying any idea, no matter how off-the-wall, to cultivate ideas, so here are my first few:

orangeflower.org
singap.org
sing.apore.net
singaporedev.com
singapore-dev.com
singaporeum.com

...more to come...

-Kevin

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