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Bob
12:06 AM
@DavidPostill also wat
(yes, I looked it up. the term makes no sense :P)
@JourneymanGeek I mentioned deluge as an alternative client :P
 
The date provided is the clue
 
I totally mispinged
 
@Bob Well I'm not going to spell it out for you :)
 
Bob
@DavidPostill ha, I meant more in the "where did it come from?" sense
 
@Bob ah
 
12:12 AM
it gets better she hates valentines day too
 
@Bob I believe it is a "valentines" day for guys kind of thing ...
@Burgi lol
I almost repcapped on WorldBuilding ...
 
nice ;p
 
with the domain thing?
 
Bob
@DavidPostill ahh
 
12:14 AM
coulda sworn there were more answers 0_0
 
most publishers register the domains used in books and use them in marketing material
not that i can think of any examples right now
 
Which is what @DavidPostill suggested ;p
 
@Burgi That's exactly what I suggested ...
 
yeah you stole my idea so i had to upvote you when i read the answer
 
Bob
12:16 AM
Not just "a disorienting bang." I once amputated the screwdriver blade when doing that by accident! — alephzero 3 hours ago
@DavidPostill wasn't really worth mentioning there, but the obvious caveat is you'd need to maintain a website
and the domain registration for ... quite a while
 
@Bob single html page
 
Bob
especially if you want to avoid ... accidents, say, 10 years down the track
@Burgi sure, single html page hosted on the aether?
 
Amazon S3
 
if the book is successful someone like random house can keep it going forever
 
Bob
@BenN ...which you'd need to pay for
 
12:18 AM
I was surprised how much a tld cost ...
 
tbh, most things handle that by showing, not telling, and using non-standard protocols
 
Bob
and yea if you wanted an actual tld... that's also a no-go
 
S3 is only $0.51 per month for the DNS zone and the storage
 
Bob
@BenN can you prepay on amazon now?
last I checked you'd still need to keep an active card linked for billing
 
Uh, I don't know
 
Bob
12:19 AM
which would also need to be changed every 4 years or so
 
My current strategy is to just have a card linked to it
 
Bob
^ that's the problem with trying to set up a service meant to last indefinitely
even simply holding the domain for an extended period is surprisingly hard
 
azure platform allows for business invoicing
 
Bob
by IANA rules, you need to have valid contact details attached - and they do check! (randomly, yearly)
and then you'd need to pay whenever the renewal comes up
 
Bob
12:20 AM
@BenN and what happens in 10 years?
that's the hard part of the question
if you're writing a (popular) story, you can expect it to be read decades in the future
 
@Bob the cost of hosting is next to nothing if you consider the book profits
 
Bob
with a typical registration period of maybe 3 years, 5 years, up to 10 with some registrars...
 
I guess I'd just have to make sure to update my Amazon account whenever I switch cards
 
Bob
@Burgi it's not so much the absolute $ value/amount. it's the time period.
 
it might fall under copyright protection
 
Bob
12:22 AM
It's much easier to pay $500 in one go than $30 over 10 years
 
which is 90 years iirc
 
Bob
@Burgi ...*what*, precisely, falls under copyright protection?
I can't just print a book with a domain name in it and therefore prevent others from using that name for 90 years!
 
you can if you trademark it
 
Bob
@Burgi congratulations, now you have to maintain a trademark as well
a trademark is much, much harder to maintain
 
this is what large publishers do all the time!
 
Bob
12:25 AM
anyway, this is largely a moot point because the story apparently focuses on a somewhat-historically-accurate alternate history/adaptation of the roman empire, using ... historical terms. Which are even harder to trademark etc
 
sadly i'm not creative enough to write a cyber-punk bestseller to prove you wrong
 
Bob
@Burgi Do they now?
Do you have any examples?
Remember, this isn't for the name of the story itself. It's for a domain used within the story.
 
cryptinomicon
 
i'm fairly sure i could find other examples that i have read if i thought about it
> Domain names used in works of fiction have often been registered in the DNS, either by their creators or by cybersquatters attempting to profit from it. This phenomenon prompted NBC to purchase the domain name Hornymanatee.com after talk-show host Conan O'Brien spoke the name while ad-libbing on his show. O'Brien subsequently created a website based on the concept and used it as a running gag on the show
A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. In general, a domain name represents an Internet Protocol (IP) resource, such as a personal computer used to access the Internet, a server computer hosting a web site, or the web site itself or any other service communicated...
 
Bob
12:35 AM
@Burgi was looking for examples of using legal protections (trademark, etc.), not the simple act of registering a name
Registering a name obviously works in the short term; it's the trouble of keeping it running for a long time that makes it possibly not the best solution.
 
I totally looked up that article when answering the question
but how often do you go "I went to "double yew, double yew double yew superuser DOT com""?
"I saw it on wikipedia (or "The Wiki")" or "I saw it on slashdot"
 
tim berners-lee said he wished he had gone with a hiearchical naming convention
anyway
bedtime
 
12:59 AM
I nearly bit yelled at someone yesterday
we keep having these dumbass food delivery drivers who keep driving motorbikes on footpaths
there was this complete dumbass who was driving a motorbike on a darkened footpath with NO HEADLIGHTS.
I should have taken down his number and asked him where he worked but he zoomed away cause I yelled at him.
 
 
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