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riscos.us up for sale

By Chris Williams. Published: 20th Nov 2003, 07:44:21 | Permalink | Printable

Make something useful out of it

The riscos.us domain name went up for sale yesterday after its current overseer Peter Naulls decided it deserves more attention than just merely gathering digital dust on a virtual shelf somewhere.

"I'd purchased riscos.us some time ago, without really having any good ideas as to what to do with it, and it's been sitting idle since", Peter admitted in his announcement.

"It's therefore time to find it a better home. I'm not asking for much - any small offer may do. If you can't afford much, then including a paragraph on what you intend to do with the domain may improve your chances over higher bids".

There's a few obvious uses for the domain, which is registered through directnic.com. One idea is a website for USA based RISC OS users, thus going along the same lines as riscos.be, which is a site for Belgium users. Alternatively, the domain could be used for a general community related site, focusing on the "us" bit. The site could be a hefty yet searchable online database of people in the RISC OS world that lists their skills, geographical location and a brief biography. This would be useful when you might want to put a name to a face or find out what else a particular software author has done, for example.

There's a catch, naturally. .us domains may only be owned by individuals who are either US citizens or US permanent residents. The eventual purchaser will also pay for any transfer costs incurred.


Email Peter for further details Peter Naulls is a drobe.co.uk editor

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How many US RISC OS users are there? I got the impression RISC OS never really 'took off' in America.

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 20/11/03 7:16PM
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Smiler: well I'm in the US now, as is Simon Wilson and I'm sure there's more than two of us, and we're not all called Simon ;)

BTW, just bought simonjohn.us for $5 and apparently you're supposed to be a US permanent resident to buy one.....

I think the Yanks know about ARM but would never believe it used to be part of Acorn in Cambridge.

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 21/11/03 5:24AM
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and you've never heard of frode m wells? :-)


perhaps Acorns lone soldier in the usa for years

cheers bob

 is a RISC OS Usernijinsky on 21/11/03 8:17AM
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That's odd - I have owned a .us for ages and have never even been to North America. Bought through 123reg.com

 is a RISC OS Userdansguardian on 22/11/03 12:26PM
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Is chocky a US citizen then?

Odd, indeed.

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 25/11/03 4:01PM
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 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 26/11/03 12:23AM
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So why does / how can he own it?

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 1/12/03 3:34PM
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