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May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright wrote:

>> At the very least you could have 2 domains (or more); this one could 
>> be advertised, and the other could be the brief and pretty one for 
>> practical use.
> 
> There are no brief, pretty, available, and relevant names that I can find.

You could do something like "sf.net" ? (redirects to sourceforge.net)

--anders
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright wrote:
> Chris Miller wrote:
>> At the very least you could have 2 domains (or more); this one could 
>> be advertised, and the other could be the brief and pretty one for 
>> practical use.
> 
> There are no brief, pretty, available, and relevant names that I can find.


This one will have to do.  I'm sure we can get used to it. :D

-JJR
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
John Reimer wrote:

> This one will have to do.  I'm sure we can get used to it. :D

Yes, I for one am more interested in what the new *content* will be,
even if a new design and domain name (d-p-l.org, gnu-d.org) is good.

As it is now, we have *lots* of domains. Like e.g. http://opend.org ?
Or http://sf.net/projects/brightd ? Or http://sf.net/projects/dgcc ?


I'll contribute some docs, if it's portable and under a open license...
(when I have some more time that is, like during rainy summer days etc)

But I will probably be using the GNU tools and the oldskool methods,
which is mostly due to "better the devil you know" and laziness. :-)

--anders
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Mr. Bright i completely understand your reasons for this. Unfortunately 
today, in the era of big search engine dominance "serach engine 
visibility" is very important, and increases popularity, without a doubt.

If you need any help with site, please do not hesitate to call for it. :)

Kind regards and keep with excellent work.

Dejan Lekic
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
In article <e3pb46$14ff$2@digitaldaemon.com>, Walter Bright says...
>
>Chris Miller wrote:
>> At the very least you could have 2 domains (or more); this one could be 
>> advertised, and the other could be the brief and pretty one for 
>> practical use.
>
>There are no brief, pretty, available, and relevant names that I can find.

What about dlang.org?
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright wrote:
> I've just registered it, so it can be the 'official' D site.
> 
> 1) Why so long?
> 
> Because "D" is un-googlable, there needs to be a reasonably unique, 
> recognizable phrase for it. Nothing works as well as "d programming 
> language". There's no ambiguity about what it's about. Besides, most 
> people will get to the web site via a click, rather than typing it in.
> 
> 
> 2) Why the embedded '-'?
> 
> In my experiments, google doesn't separate dprogramminglanguage into 3 
> words. But it will if there are embedded '-'s.
> 
> 
> 3) Why 'org' instead of 'com'?
> 
> Because the D language itself is not a company, nor is it a proprietary 
> language. Hence, 'org' is the most appropriate for it.
> 
> 
> 4) When will it go live?
> 
> It'll take a couple days at least.


Ahh .. Digital Daemon? BSD?
What's with that?

http://d-programming-language.org/
http://www.digitaldaemon.com/
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright wrote:
> I've just registered it, so it can be the 'official' D site.
> 
Cool.

Is it now finally possible to _officially_ list proposed language
features before they get implemented in DMD? I have many times thought
that we're not able to see the "big picture" here, because D only
evolves one step at a time.

One big question would be built-in arrays. What would the syntax of
initializing dynamic arrays look like? What about multidimensional
arrays or new DDoc macros/features in the future?

-- 
Jari-Matti
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright wrote:
> Chris Miller wrote:
>> At the very least you could have 2 domains (or more); this one could 
>> be advertised, and the other could be the brief and pretty one for 
>> practical use.
> 
> There are no brief, pretty, available, and relevant names that I can find.

Well, I still think d-lang.org would be a much better choice (exactly 
because it's short), and "-lang" is used in at least 5 other languages, 
so it's not exactly an odd abbreviation to choose:

http://www.ruby-lang.org/
http://www.squirrel-lang.org/
http://www.onion-lang.org/
http://www.s-lang.org/
http://q-lang.sf.net/

I think you should at least buy d-lang.* and redirect them to 
d-programming-language.org . I also wish you'd do the opposite :)

Finally, I'd say the domain name has minuscule (if any) effect on search 
engine rankings - it's far too easy to buy a domain with the words you 
want to own..


xs0
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Hasan Aljudy wrote:
> But, I have to agree with the others who posted before me. The domain 
> name choice is not very good.
> I would prefer something along the lines of dlangauge.org or dlang.org
> 

dlanguage.org and dlanguage.com are both available, according to pir.org 
and internic.net.  dlang.org is available, but not dlang.com.

dlanguage.org is not too long, and easy to explain and remember.
May 09, 2006
Re: new domain: d-programming-language.org
Walter Bright schrieb:
> I've just registered it, so it can be the 'official' D site.
> 
> 1) Why so long?
> 
> Because "D" is un-googlable, there needs to be a reasonably unique, 
> recognizable phrase for it. Nothing works as well as "d programming 
> language". There's no ambiguity about what it's about. Besides, most 
> people will get to the web site via a click, rather than typing it in.

I don't care about the length: form follows function! In that perspective 
it's a good choice! Nobody will ever type it twice, thanks to bookmarks.

Go ahead Walter!

Christof
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