Http://juliastats.org domain seems to have expired?

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#1

Dear JuliaStats team,

I just wanted to let you know that it seems the jluiastats.org domain name seems to have expired:

And now it redirects to some random page.

  • Is there somewhere I can donate to help get a hold of this name again?
  • Or are you dropping this name (in this case we should change some links)?
  • Perhaps a configuration issue?

Here it says it should expire on 2018-11-09:

Cheers!


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#2

Thanks for signalling this. I have no idea who owned that domain name. I’m afraid it’s been “stolen” (bought to take it from us in order to show ads) by a spammer.

Anyway, I’m not even sure we use it somewhere. Do you know of place which points to this URL?


#3

Yes, this was reported by a user KadeG on Gitter, I see juliastats.org in the GitHub Organization URL:

We should probably watch out for others.


#4


#5

I have created a PR to rename a URL referene I found in the Julia page:


#6

If anyone owns and Julia ecosystem domains and doesn’t want to keep paying for them, PLEASE contact @ararslan or myself and we can arrange for NumFocus to maintain the domain. This is really unfortunate that the domain juliastats.org is now squatted on by a spammer.


#7

@nalimilan could you or someone in the JuliaStats org, please change the URL listed in the JuliaStats GihHub page?

Please see the image above.


#8

Not sure who owned that domain, but there is usually a grace period after registration lapses to get the domain back.


#9

I’ve fixed the URL given on GitHub. Unfortunately, I don’t know who used to own the domain, but if NumFocus is willing to buy it again we could contact Dahua Lin or John Myles White to find it out.


#10

It’s not the greatest domain name… (Abbreviated, ambiguous ‘hyphenating’ possibilities…).

Why not:

juliastatistics.org
juliastatistics.com
juliastatistics.net
juliastatistics.info

which all seem to be available, at present.