Free domains from Christmas Island

Posted 21 Feb 2000 at 18:50 UTC by raph Share This

From Slashdot, there is an article saying that the Christmas Island (.cx) top level domain is giving out domains for free to open source projects.

Looking over the FAQ, it also appears that they're giving away domains free to actual residents of Christmas Island. To the rest of the world, they're charging £10/year.

Free service for your friends (however you choose to define them), the rest of the world pays. This seems to me like a pretty reasonable way to run an Internet service.

Incidentally, Advogato has now moved to the XCF, which is also the home of www.gimp.org and a number of other projects. Thus, it should be able to hold up against the next Slashdotting. The recent speed problems were really my fault for believing that a DSL line was adequate for this kind of site. Thanks to yosh and the rest of the xcf for the hosting. As a consequence, Advogato will definitely not be running banner ads or even affiliate links, which I had been considering.

Feel free to post your experience with .cx domains.

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