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    What’s interesting is that I contacted the .io registry about this and they confirm that they modified the date, but they did not say why… So I guess they are Dr. Who fans.

    EDIT: they confirm they are Dr. Who fans :) I updated the blog post

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      EDIT: they confirm they are Dr. Who fans :) I updated the blog post

      That’s amazing, thanks for this.

      I like it because it’s a pretty on-point reference. They could have made it tardis.io and yeah, sure, it time travels, whatever. But planting an out-of-place reference to “bad wolf” in the past is closer to what the Bad Wolf did in the show.

      On the other hand, and to be a killjoy, should a registry really be messing with the whois records like this?

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      from the comments on the blog post:

      Doctor Who first appeared on BBC TV at 17:16:20 GMT, eighty seconds after the scheduled programme time, 5:15 pm, on Saturday, 23 November 1963

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        Imagine a digital “bill of rights” outlining design standards that forced the products used by billions of people to support empowering ways for them to navigate toward their goals.

        This scares me

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          Brewing time is six minutes

          Savages! If you brew black tea more than 1 minute or most green teas more than 2 minutes, they will release enough tannins to render the liquor too astringent to enjoy. For aged Pu-erh or Twinings English Breakfast Tea, the limit drops to 30 seconds.

          Also, boiling water is only good for black and post-fermented tea. For green tea you’d use something between 60 and 80°C.

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            I did some research a few years ago and it seemed that based on the studies I could find, the optimal brewing time for green tea is 3 minutes or more. But this is for health benefits, not for taste

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            Not to disparage open source donations but what is the benefit to these projects just to have another domain pointed at their existing sites, especially when their current domains have been around forever and are much cheaper to register and renew than .io?

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              I think they will eventually be used for other things, just like AngularJS is doing with angular.io - they have angularjs.org, but are using angular.io for Angular 2. We donated this domain to them

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              Adding .vc domains to park.io

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                Ha - “So saying that there are more Go positions than the number of atoms in the universe is a bigger understatement than saying the national debt is more than a penny.”

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                  Philadelphia, pa, usa

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                    me, too!

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                      Nice to meet a fellow philly lobster-er!

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                    it doesn’t seem to work well with ccTLDs - I tried 9dsdsdsd8.hn and it said it wasn’t available, but it is

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                      I am pretty knowledgeable about DNS but I don’t really understand what they’re doing. Sounds like it’s HTTP redirects + DNS hosting? Not sure why I wouldn’t just use the NS that came with my domain registration and/or web hosting?

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                        If you have 1000 domains and want to forward them all to a landing page that includes the domain in the url, you would have to redirect all of them individually. For example, some domainers are using this to redirect all domains to http://www.afternic.com/domain/{{domain}} So instead, they can bulk change the NS and it automatically redirects all of them to the appropriate page.

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                          Ah, thanks for the explanation.

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                        On the subject of short domains, I used to own qt.io (“cutie IO”), but I had no use for it and let it expire. Now it’s being used by The Qt Company. What a great deal that would have scored me. I still own a few short domains, but I’d rather not disclose them here. Two of them are two letter .gd domains, and another is a three letter .net domain.

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                          Hi, funny you mention it because I picked up qt.io when it dropped and sold it to the Qt Company for $2k

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                            Ice cold, man.

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                          I am working on park.io. I want to keep refining it and slowly add features and automate manual tasks so that it can continue its growth. I would also like to add more TLDs.