Does anyone want the macvim.org domain?

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Benji Fisher

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Aug 5, 2016, 6:24:10 AM8/5/16
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     For several years, I have not had time to maintain macvim.org, but I still own the domain name.  Does anyone want to take it over?  Or tell me an IP address and I will set it as the A record.  I do not mind the expense of keeping the domain.

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Janusz Bossy

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Aug 5, 2016, 6:29:51 AM8/5/16
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Maybe you could just make it redirect to
https://github.com/macvim-dev/macvim?

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Sven Guckes

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Aug 5, 2016, 6:43:02 AM8/5/16
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* Benji Fisher <benji1...@gmail.com> [2016-08-05 12:38]:
thanks for maintaining macvim.org, Benji! :)

why not simply redirect it to vim.org?

www.vim.org is an alias for vhost.sourceforge.net.
vhost.sourceforge.net has address 216.34.181.97

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René Köcher

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Aug 5, 2016, 6:58:38 AM8/5/16
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My proposal:

The macvim-dev on github already has a gh-pages branch so it should work with github pages just fine.
Github Pages supports using your own domain name as per this document:

https://github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/

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Frank Hellenkamp

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Aug 5, 2016, 7:33:03 AM8/5/16
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> My proposal:
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> The macvim-dev on github already has a gh-pages branch so it should work with github pages just fine.

I would second that.

> Github Pages supports using your own domain name as per this document:
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> https://github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/

Actually, the article is here:
https://help.github.com/articles/using-a-custom-domain-with-github-pages/


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Janusz Bossy

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Aug 5, 2016, 7:45:03 AM8/5/16
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On Fri, Aug 5, 2016, at 13:32, Frank Hellenkamp wrote:
> > My proposal:
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> > The macvim-dev on github already has a gh-pages branch so it should work with github pages just fine.
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> I would second that.

This makes a lot more sense. I didn't know there's a gh-pages branch.

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Niklas Lindström

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Aug 5, 2016, 9:18:04 AM8/5/16
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I agree. Having http://macvim.org/ go to https://macvim-dev.github.io/macvim/ would be great!

Thanks to Benji for the macvim.org of old, and for now offering this! I used to go there a lot (to download builds for the iMac G3 at work up until at least my first iBook).

Cheers,
Niklas

 

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Benji Fisher

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Aug 6, 2016, 9:05:50 PM8/6/16
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On Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9:18:04 AM UTC-4, Niklas Lindström wrote:
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> I agree. Having http://macvim.org/ go to https://macvim-dev.github.io/macvim/ would be great!
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> Thanks to Benji for the macvim.org of old, and for now offering this! I used to go there a lot (to download builds for the iMac G3 at work up until at least my first iBook).
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> Cheers,
> Niklas

That looks like a consensus. The GutHub doc recommends adding the domain to the GitHub settings before updating the DNS. Who has access to do that? My registrar (GoDaddy) does not support ANAME nor ALIAS records, so it seems simplest to use www.macvim.org.

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George Reilly

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Aug 18, 2016, 3:50:35 AM8/18/16
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​This is User Pages, rather than Project Pages, so the branch is master, not gh-pages.
However, I've also made CNAME work with gh-pages: https://github.com/nwcpp/pelican-site/blob/gh-pages/CNAME

I'm using NameCheap as my domain registrar, with the following DNS config

Type

Host

Value

TTL

CNAME Record

@

georgevreilly.github.io.

30 min

CNAME Record

www

georgevreilly.github.io.

30 min



Yee Cheng Chin

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Mar 25, 2021, 9:16:45 AMMar 25
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Hi, just circling back to this 5-year-old thread! I'm currently the maintainer of MacVim (http://github.com/ychin), and wondering if I could take over the macvim.org domain name? In the short term I will likely just maintain the domain forwarding to the GitHub page, but it would allow me to say set up an email address under the macvim.org domain, and also have more control over it (say just for example if in the future we want to move off GitHub, it would make sense to use the macvim.org domain as the canonical URL for the project).

This is the email address I use to make Git commits to MacVim, and you could email me on this.

Thanks for keeping the domain up for macvim.org all these years btw!

-YeeCheng Chin

Benji Fisher

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Mar 28, 2021, 5:17:35 PMMar 28
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I confirmed the e-mail address, and I will follow up directly with YeeCheng Chin.

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Yee Cheng Chin

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Mar 30, 2021, 4:20:42 PMMar 30
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Alright just as an update, the transfer has been done. For now https://macvim.org will still forward to the GitHub page (https://macvim-dev.github.io/macvim/) address in the foreseeable future, but I could just serve the web page from the domain later on.

Also updated https://github.com/macvim-dev/ to have an email address from the domain, and should be considered the canonical place to email MacVim devs.

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