Modifying the existing domain

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Gopala Krishna Koduri

Sep 17, 2013, 10:00:55 AM9/17/13

I would like to create a few music related PURLs. It seems to make sense to put them under the 'music' domain ( But unfortunately, it seems like that domain is not public (which I expected to be, given that music is a very general category). How do I go about it?


Young,Jeff (OR)

Sep 20, 2013, 11:16:31 AM9/20/13
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This question of opening up “/music” is specific to the policies rather than the PURLZ software in general. The answer might be of general interest to other PURLZ installations, though, so I’ll give it a shot. If anyone wants to follow up, though, you should consider removing before hitting send.


The notion of public=true/false is a bit problematic. People who initiate requests to a PURL server must choose one-or-the-other. As the administrator, though, I can’t override that preference from the UI. In the past, we approved domains pretty liberally and didn’t pay much attention to whether they were marked as public or private. In hindsight, I wish we had taken  more care. I am less willing to approve broadly named like “/music” now than has been the case in the past. It’s too late in this case, but I’d rather see /music shut down completely rather than opened up for chaos.


My suggestion is to request your own reasonably-narrow domain name and mark it as private.




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