[IMC-Tech] [Imc-europe] How imc-hungary has lost its domain name?
info at radiofono.gr
Tue Nov 21 21:36:57 PST 2006
I'm sorry to see the trouble you got with the domain name, I hope the
site gets back to its normal life soon (or did you mean that it's
getting better? anyway, hope so).
> Request: the countries list should change the IMC-Hungary link from
> "http://indymedia.hu/" to "http://hungary.indymedia.org/". Please notify
> if this gets done.
Actually you should have your own liaison, who, having an account in the
contact.indymedia.org would be able to do this change. This is essential
for decentralizing the work for people maintaining this huge database.
If for any reason nobody has an account at the moment (I can suspect a
good reason from what you're describing), please request so, from this
list: imc-commwork at lists.indymedia.org
Since I realize the issue is urgent, I just did the change for the
database of the cities list. It will display soon in IMCs getting this
list automatically, but we cannot be sure for IMCs who don't do this
(they're a lot), so you might need to visit the sites around after some
time, and ask local people to update the list if they haven't. IMC
commwork should deal with this if you can't.
Please, still you need to get your account set up, since your rss feeds
are based on the old domain and therefore you are no more syndicated in
the www.features site. ( https://contact.indymedia.org/xml_table.php ).
Also, you should update the contact details given in the cities list if
they guy subscribed as a contactperson no longer exists in your team.
keep up the free media struggle
> Background: A former founder collective member who has been inactive
> almost since the beginning had our domain name registered. He returned to
> Budapest from an ill-fated carrier trial in London. Demanded to meet "the
> editors of the features" and presented his plan. Indymedia Hungary has
> grown too big and popular to continue with its childish management style.
> It needs to register as a "proper" NGO so that it can be sued by
> politicians and capitalists. It needs to offer commercial services to news
> agencies. It needs to negotiate advertising bargains with popular green
> and antiglob websites. All that, and this guy would consider transfering
> the ownership of the domain name to the Indymedia Hungary NGO -- if
> everything goes as he wants for at least a year. He got this far when i
> had a brick in my hand to reinforce my argument about consensus-based
> decision making.
> Of course we told him that if he hadn't learned what Independent media
> making is all about yet then this is the best moment: nobody's gona
> blackmail an IMC!
> Epilogue: after a week on the new domain we had more visitors than ever...
> and he, a stupid domain name.
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