2016.09.07 16:14 "[Tiff] remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by

2016.09.09 15:46 "Re: [Tiff] Fwd: Re: remotesensing.org URLs (http and ftp)", by Lee Howard

On 09/09/2016 05:22 AM, Dimitri Schoolwerth wrote:

On 8 September 2016 at 22:29, Lee Howard <faxguy@howardsilvan.com> wrote:

I've just paid $76.15 to GoDaddy for their "Buy Domain Service" for libtiff.org to hopefully see what the registrant wants for it.

Ouch. Another entry for the list "Reasons not to use GoDaddy"...

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of GoDaddy, and I haven't used them as a registrar for my own domains. But in this case they are the registrar that the libtiff.org registrant is using, so I felt it best to go through them.

As of yet the registrant has not responded to the query.

If they will part with it for some nominal fee then that and the GoDaddy extortion fee will have been money well-spent in order to permanently remedy this domain matter.

The problem is that old documentation points at libtiff.org, and there's no indication at libtiff.org that the old documentation is incorrect or that libtiff is currently hosted elsewhere. So, it will be confusing to new libtiff users and may impede contributions if potential developers are among those confused.