13 votes

tild.es

Is this domain owned by you guys? If so, it has certificate issues, since tild.es is not found within the certificate. Will it be used for short links like redd.it?

12 comments

  1. [6]
    Deimos Link
    Yes, I own it. I'm not using it for anything yet, so it's not set up properly. The plan is eventually to use it for short links though, yes.

    Yes, I own it. I'm not using it for anything yet, so it's not set up properly. The plan is eventually to use it for short links though, yes.

    18 votes
    1. [5]
      CB49 Link Parent
      Ah, okay then. Will every comment and post have unique identifiers for simple short links (tild.es/comment-id)?

      Ah, okay then. Will every comment and post have unique identifiers for simple short links (tild.es/comment-id)?

      3 votes
      1. [4]
        Deimos Link Parent
        Yeah, they already do. For example this post's url is https://tildes.net/~tildes/15m/tild_es, so the ID is "15m". I'd probably do a shortlink like tild.es/t/15m or something. And then your comment...

        Yeah, they already do. For example this post's url is https://tildes.net/~tildes/15m/tild_es, so the ID is "15m". I'd probably do a shortlink like tild.es/t/15m or something. And then your comment link is https://tildes.net/~tildes/15m/tild_es#comment-8kk so that could be tild.es/c/8kk

        6 votes
        1. [3]
          CB49 Link Parent
          Would the t and c be necessary?

          Would the t and c be necessary?

          4 votes
          1. Deimos Link Parent
            At least one or the other would be. There's no way to tell a comment's ID apart from a topic's one.

            At least one or the other would be. There's no way to tell a comment's ID apart from a topic's one.

            7 votes
          2. Emerald_Knight Link Parent
            If the comments and topics are guaranteed to have non-overlapping IDs, then technically not because you could query both topics and comments to determine which is the appropriate redirect. That...

            If the comments and topics are guaranteed to have non-overlapping IDs, then technically not because you could query both topics and comments to determine which is the appropriate redirect. That being said, that would be fairly inefficient and it would make more sense to just specify from the start which it is you're referring to.

            3 votes
  2. [6]
    jgb Link
    .es is not a gTLD. There might be issues involved with a Canadian company snapping up a domain that properly should only be used by Spanish entities.

    .es is not a gTLD. There might be issues involved with a Canadian company snapping up a domain that properly should only be used by Spanish entities.

    3 votes
    1. [4]
      Deimos Link Parent
      The .es registrar doesn't seem to care. Some countries are picky about this (and will do things like make you prove that you're located in the country), but .es isn't one of them, as far as I can...

      The .es registrar doesn't seem to care. Some countries are picky about this (and will do things like make you prove that you're located in the country), but .es isn't one of them, as far as I can tell. Other countries actively promote their TLD for outside entities, such as .tv which belongs to Tuvalu and now makes up a significant portion of their GDP.

      11 votes
      1. tvfj (edited ) Link Parent
        Yeah, in this case while they're technically legally limited: The language in the opening makes it clear that their goal is to increase the use:...

        Yeah, in this case while they're technically legally limited:

        Six. Eligibility for the assignment of second level domain names.–All individuals or incorporated or non-incorporated entities with interests in or ties with Spain, may apply for the assignment of a second level domain name.

        The language in the opening makes it clear that their goal is to increase the use:

        The aforementioned Order CTE/662/2003, of 18 March, was the first step in reorganising the space available under the indicative ".es" and adapting domain names to the development of the internet in our country. As a result, there has been a noticeable increase in registration of ".es" domain names.
        However, experience so far has revealed limitations, resulting in the need to introduce greater flexibility in order to achieve the same level of acceptability and use of the ".es" indicative as that which exists for country codes in the countries around us.
        This reform consists of significantly simplifying the rules for eligibility required to obtain a second level domain name, to reduce other limitations and prohibitions on the formation of domain names at this level, and to establish basic principles to govern the system for extra-judicial resolution of conflicts that the Assignment Authority shall develop.

        http://www.dominios.es/dominios/sites/dominios/files/normativa_en1.pdf

        7 votes
      2. [2]
        Parliament Link Parent
        Woah, I never realized .tv related to a physical place. That's interesting.

        Tuvalu

        Woah, I never realized .tv related to a physical place. That's interesting.

        4 votes
        1. jgb Link Parent
          There's a few other examples - .fm is Federated states of Micronesia and .io is Indian Ocean territories.

          There's a few other examples - .fm is Federated states of Micronesia and .io is Indian Ocean territories.

          3 votes
    2. CB49 (edited ) Link Parent
      I don't know much about the restrictions on domain registration, but I just checked and found out they both point to the same IP, so I assume they already own it. Again, the domain owner could...

      I don't know much about the restrictions on domain registration, but I just checked and found out they both point to the same IP, so I assume they already own it. Again, the domain owner could just be pointing the domain to their IP.

      Edit: I just took a look at the DNS, and they all look the same. Maybe. Just maybe. But it would be more efficient to use a CNAME, so it may not be owned by tildes.

      Edit: Nevermind, it is.

      6 votes