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Old 03-30-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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an oddity in Distrowatch


It has little practical import, but doesn't it seem strange that Distrowatch calls itself Distrowatch.com if its URL uses a .org?
 
Old 03-30-2014, 11:45 PM   #2
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Hi,

both .com and .org are registered and resolve to the same IP.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:22 AM   #3
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Probably because .com will appear more official or professional to the eyes of most people. (professional business versus volunteers) Yes, if true it would be a silly reason, but people are silly. Aristocracy conjures an image of the poor masses being ruled by a small number of rich people. Terrible! But "upper class" (aristocracy) conjures an image of the (poor) free () masses ruled by, but equal to (), the upper class. The difference of even one word can make a huge difference in the impression people have. It may not be DistroWatch's intention, but it could be.
 
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Hi,

furthermore, AFAIK distrowatch is indeed a commercial operation with paid advertising etc. As such I'd argue that presenting itself as distrowatch.com as opposed to distrowatch.org makes perfect sense.

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Old 03-31-2014, 03:12 AM   #5
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whats the problem here, I dont get it..... its not ame that counts, its cotent....
 
Old 03-31-2014, 03:31 AM   #6
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Hi,
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whats the problem here, I dont get it.....
I don't think anyone has stated there is a problem, merely asked for opinions.
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its not ame that counts, its cotent....
True. The content contains lots of advertising, and as such using .com in the site name and domain makes perfect sense.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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I use http://distrowatch.gdsw.at
 
Old 03-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #8
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http://reverseip.domaintools.com/sea...istrowatch.org

Server also seems to host an odd domain also.

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