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Post by JJW009 » Mon May 03, 2010 7:16 pm

My old ISP has noticed that they're hosting yourwired.co.uk and that I've never actually paid them for it. They'd quite like me to give them some moneys <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo-->



So given that I don't actually use the .co.uk address for anything except a mirror, is it worth ?17.62 a year to keep it alive?



I could transfer it away, but that costs ?25 plus whatever the new host charge. However, ?2 a year in the long run is clearly much cheaper. I'd save hundreds of pounds over my expected lifetime.



The remaining alternative is to forget about it and see what happens. If the domain lapses, I may be able to get it back more cheaply. Or maybe I'll lose it forever to someone else.



So, is anyone at all attached to the .co.uk address for any reason?




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Post by belchingmatt » Mon May 03, 2010 8:24 pm

I use the .net so if it lapsed I wouldn't notice.



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Post by RedeyesUK » Mon May 03, 2010 9:00 pm

Likewise. ^^^



I guess the only issue would be if someone else bagged the domain and you decided you wanted to use it later on.



TBH, I thought .co.uk was already dead though? I'm sure I used to access this place through it and then it stopped working...
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Post by jonlumb » Tue May 04, 2010 6:29 am

Well this is news, I didn't even know there was a .co.uk version! I use the .net version.




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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Tue May 04, 2010 7:13 am

I have no idea, I'm not the IT genius in our house so I use what I'm told to use <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /><!--endemo-->




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Post by belchingmatt » Tue May 04, 2010 5:18 pm

RedeyesUK wrote:TBH, I thought .co.uk was already dead though? I'm sure I used to access this place through it and then it stopped working...
That rings a bell.




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Post by JJW009 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Well it's dead now.



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Post by jonlumb » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:52 am

JJW009 wrote:Well it's dead now.



I really need to change the header on the forum, because it's still linking to the logo on the old site <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo-->
I should have twigged that, was wondering why it had disappeared all of a sudden.




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Post by JJW009 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:02 pm

Now fixed using the .net domain. Should improve page load times very slightly too.



I'm not sure where my favicon has gone though. It's in the root path, but it's not working for me <!--emo&<_<--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/dry.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='dry.gif' /><!--endemo-->




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Post by JJW009 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:05 pm

lol, scrub that. There was a link for it in the Java header. I found it when I looked very slightly harder, although I have no idea why it's there <!--emo&:lol:--><img src='http://i2.ifrm.com/html/emoticons/laugh.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='laugh.gif' /><!--endemo-->




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Post by JJW009 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:33 am

OK so this place .net expires next month. Does anyone want it?



I've not done anything with it in years. I'm not feeling particularly productive, and on the grand scale of things there's really nothing of value here. The blogs could easily be transferred elsewhere, such as LJ which is all together better designed for the job.




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Post by Mrs Redeyes » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:49 am

Does that mean that this whole place would disappear and we wouldn't have access to anything on here?



How much would it cost to renew for another year?



I don't know about the ease of moving the blogs to LJ, I'm not against it exactly but as an html program would all the code (for pictures etc) need changing or is there a magic program for that? Could it be imported into my existing blog which would be ideal?



I'm not expecting answers to all the above from you, just making notes of the things I'd like to find out before making a choice.




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Post by belchingmatt » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:03 am

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I have a lot of history here. If it weren't renewed could it be archived easily? Obviously all the pictures would probably be too much, but the posts are interesting in their own way, and would include links to pictures.




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Post by jonlumb » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:11 pm

I'd be very keen to keep this place carrying on as well, more than happy to chip in if it's going to cost. I just like the fact that it's somewhere to post with a largely intelligent audience that aren't going to develop into a flamewar just because they can.



It feels more homely than anywhere else on the internet, that's for sure.




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Post by JJW009 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:02 pm

OK just to be clear, it's not about the cost. Hosting costs are covered by the adverts. It's about on-line security and privacy. Following a recent conversation, I've been giving it more thought.



I've already deleted my Facebook and various other accounts I had. I'm pondering purging myself from a few other places which should be quite easy, but this place has my name all over it. If you do a domain lookup, you find my full name, address and telephone number.



I'm having very mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I do rather like it here. On the other, do I really want potential future employers reading what I've said in my blog..?




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