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#41 2015-07-17 16:57:33

bici
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Re: Domains

hcgtv wrote #293376:

NIce, go with the old carver image – it redirects to Textpattern.com, intentional?

!http://txptag.com/images/11.gif!

yep!

start rebranding if you wish.

whatever is done it is obvious that the community can no longer stay with textpattern.com given the non-cooperation from Dean. Fish or cut bait.

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#42 2015-07-17 22:04:53

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Re: Domains

I’ve just registered txpcms.com, txpcms.net and txpcms.org. Have I jumped the gun?


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#43 2015-07-17 22:30:08

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Re: Domains

zero wrote #293433:

I’ve just registered txpcms.com, txpcms.net and txpcms.org. Have I jumped the gun?

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#44 2015-07-17 22:53:10

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Re: Domains

If changing domains — and assuming an entirely different brand name wasn’t wanted in the process — txpcms is a pretty good option considering how “txp” is so commonly used.

Only one of those TLDs is needed in that case (probably .com) because you (not Dean) would have DNS zone control at that point, thus you could do all the DNS zone file management you wanted without need for extra domains.

For example:

  • forum.txpcms
  • docs.txpcms
  • themes.txpcms
  • plugins.txpcms
  • etc

At least I think so. I’m not a DNS expert by any means. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, because I’d like to understand zone records better.

Of course, owning the other domains prevents them from being used, but I doubt anyone would actually want “txpcms” for any other reason.

Then again, textpattern.co and textpattern.io are also secured by people here, I think, and those would work too.


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#45 2015-07-17 23:10:33

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Re: Domains

Destry wrote #293444:

If changing domains — and assuming an entirely different brand name wasn’t wanted in the process — txpcms is a pretty good option considering how “txp” is so commonly used.

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#46 2015-07-17 23:57:40

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Re: Domains

hcgtv wrote #293446:

The Beatles Revolution is playing on the radio:

You say you want a revolution...

Time to change the World ;)

nice…

Got a man of the people,
Says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
Got roads to drive
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world...

Get it On Bang a Dean

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#47 2015-07-18 00:01:37

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zero wrote #293433:

I’ve just registered txpcms.com, txpcms.net and txpcms.org. Have I jumped the gun?

Well done.


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#48 2015-07-18 08:54:57

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Re: Domains

For those worried about the impact of changing the domain at all, I don’t think you should worry. Look at that graph. People don’t even remember “Textpattern” except for those in this forum and their clients. A little domain rebranding would probably be a good thing, in fact. Generate some buzz. It certainly wouldn’t hurt anything.

It also just occurs to me, looking at that map, that Sacripant is mistaken to think there are more non-English speaking users than otherwise. Thus my proposal for the magazine was dead on arrival. The response so far (none) hasn’t suggested otherwise either.

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#50 2015-07-18 12:45:28

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Re: Domains

zero wrote #293433:

I’ve just registered txpcms.com, txpcms.net and txpcms.org. Have I jumped the gun?

Perhaps.

I have never met or communicated with Dean Allen, but I haven’t seen anything (I’m familiar with his online ups and downs) that would suggest he is going to snatch the domain away.

This is a domain with impressive page rank, and thousands of backlinks.

Rebranding is very difficult to pull off well. It would need to be done as part of a significantly updated/changed product. I remain an enthusiastic and loyal Textpattern user and supporter, but nothing that is happening suggests a significantly updated/changed product is on the horizon. Rather, well done incremental changes are afoot.

If forced, rebranding could be done. It just doesn’t feel forced at all.

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