[zeromq-dev] Pieter's book domains

Doron Somech somdoron at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 12:54:55 CEST 2017


Hey Ewen,

I renewed the domains for another year.

On Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 4:08 AM, Ewen McNeill <zeromq at ewen.mcneill.gen.nz>
wrote:

> Just as a heads up, in case anyone thinks they are important to keep, a
> couple of Pieter's "book" domains are due to expire later this month:
>
> *   psychopathcode.com
> *   thepsychopathcode.com
>
> There's also one other:
>
> *   cultureandempire.com
>
> which will expire in about a year.
>
> All three are just redirects (on WikiDot, I think) to the GitBook pages:
>
> https://www.gitbook.com/book/hintjens/psychopathcode/details
> https://www.gitbook.com/book/hintjens/culture-empire/details
>
> (respectively) and the books are also, eg, on Amazon (print on demand):
>
> https://www.amazon.com/Psychopath-Code-Cracking-Predators-
> Stalk/dp/1514342022
> https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Empire-Revolution-Pieter-
> Hintjens/dp/1492999776
>
> which I suspect is the main way that people would find them these days
> (certainly if you know the title, the Amazon links are near the top of the
> results searching on Google).  They're also linked from:
>
> http://hintjens.com/books
>
> (direct to the GitBook pages and Amazon pages).
>
> If anyone feels strongly enough about the books retaining their own domain
> name that redirects to the book page (on GitBook or Amazon) to want to pay
> for the domains (about 16 EUR/year/domain on Gandi I think) let me know.
>
> Personally I don't think there's a specific need for the book domains to
> be retained, or any significant risk from them being snapped up by
> advertising sites/scammers, as I think the GitBook/Amazon locations are
> much better known/linked too, and there wasn't anything else on the domains.
>
> So my plan is just to let all three expire (psychopathcode.com,
> thepsychopathcode.com later this month; cultureandempire.com next year),
> rather than pay to renew them myself.
>
> Let me know directly if you feel differently,
>
> Ewen
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