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To: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gopher] Re: Establishment of .gopher TLD
From: Brian Koontz <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 21:48:12 -0600
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx


The .gopher TLD is up and running in OpenNIC-space.  Registration is
free and can be accessed at http://www.gopher.  A list of OpenNIC
nameservers can be found at
Right now, the domain name registry software is rather limited in
scope (only A and CNAME records can be added at the moment), so if you
need anything more sophisticated you'll need to contact me via e-mail
and I can do it manually.  Or, you can just set up your own glue
records for your domain.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 03:49:52PM -0500, brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I'm active in another project which, like gopher, is working towards
> wider acceptance in the Internet community after a period of decline.
> OpenNIC is an alternative, open, democratic DNS that mirrors the ICANN
> namespace as well as provides namespaces for alternative TLDs. We've
> been around since 2000, have had our ups and downs, and are currently
> on the upward swing again.
> I've proposed a new TLD, .gopher, to highlight sites offering content
> via the gopher protocol. I'd like to invite those who are interested
> to subscribe to the OpenNIC mailing list (this automatically grants
> you membership to OpenNIC) and show your support. Both OpenNIC and
> gopher can benefit from this mutual relationship. 
> You can subscribe to the general OpenNIC discussion list by sending
> an e-mail to discuss-subscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
> Alternatively, the mailing list is archived on gmane.
> The charter itself is available for preview on the OpenNIC wiki:
> http://wiki.opennic.glue/GopherCharter. There is no legacy access to
> the wiki, but feel free to use my public OpenNIC nameserver to access,
> Thanks for your support!
>   --Brian

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