On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 14:32:59 +0200, Thomas R. Koll <tomk32(a)gmx.de> wrote:
On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 02:17:12PM +0200, Ævar
Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
Technically we could do this without any
involvement from Wikimedia
Svavarl has already voulenteered to host the DNS servers and
(apperently) to pay for it. The cost being 10,000 ISK pr. year + tax
which is about $160 USD.
Uh, that's expensive, I get my de. domains for 11,- euro per year.
Our reasons for wanting a domain are threefold,
first none-.is domains
are generally shunned in Iceland for aesthetic reasons, .com, .net and
.org domains are generally associated with something
none-professional, no corporation or respected institute would use
them. Second is the charge for foreign downloads in Iceland is about
$3 per 100MB, this of course is measured by IP addresses and not by
TLD's however the general misconception among the general population
is the opposite, for this reason many do not visit none-.is sites when
they approach their download limit which ranges from 100MB to 4GB for
common ASDL connections (going from 100MB to 4GB cost about $50).
OK, that's a complicated situation. I'd suggest setting up
a weekly-updated mirror at wikipedia.is and redirecting all
edit-requests to the wikipedia.org
That would not be the same as getting a domain.
Do Svavarl have the same situation for his own server?
it cost him more if non-is computers connect to his server?
If not, we should consider using his offer for a proxy which
would proxy EVERY request to is.wikipedia.org
via his server.
I'm sure gwicke who has set up the squid can deliver more help
about that issue.
We had discussions about moving some wikipedias to different locations
than the current one but for the admins it's easier to maintain only
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