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What should be domain name of AoF?
www.aofgaming.org
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www.aofgamers.org
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www.aof-hq.org
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www.aofclan.org
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www.aofgc.org
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www.aof-forums.org
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PostSubject: Personalized domain name   Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:32 pm

for the price of 24$ USD we can have a personalized domain name (without the .forumotion). I am posting this to see if anyone would be willing to donate money to help make this happen.

I have checked on a few domain names for us and the following are available;
www.aof-association.com
www.allianceoffreelancers.com
www.alliance-of-freelancers.com
and many others.

The benefit of this is that we would not have to transfer anything and we would simply be changing the domain name to a more professional one.

for those of you not in the US the prices in your currencies are as follows;
15.84GBP
34.00AUD
28.62CAD
26.1CHF
18EUR
320MXN

If you need to know any others then feel free to ask.
For those of you who are able to donate please make a post of how much you would be willing to donate so I dont have to pay for it all myself.

Thanks,
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:36 am

Is this a one time payment? If so, I will gladly donate the money to make this happen. However, I might to send the money to someone else and get them to pay for it, as I don't have a credit card or a paypal account (or anything of the sort).
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:47 am

well maybe i can chip in but anyway you missed out singapore dollars Smile oh btw maybe we can use this name;

www.aof-gaming-community.com or www.aof-gc.com

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:50 pm

why not

www.aof.com

sounds best to me...

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:51 pm

nvm know why... we don't do furni...

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:54 pm

both of those are also available kevlar
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:48 pm

Actually i was thinking of something like-

www.aof-gamer.org

www.aof-gc.org

.com is not for us,.org would suit us better.

Also www.alliance-of-freelancers.com is too long,it should be short.

I would say this should be put to vote.I would like more 'creative' names like ESF's domain name is quite good.

The following currencies are accepted by forumotion-
1.NZ Dollars
2.Singapore dollar
3.USD
4.Euros
5.Swiss Francs
6.Canadian dollars
7.Yens

I would also say we should alternate modes of payments for those who don't have Paypal etc,by money transfer like Western Union etc,char's address could be used which will be given by PM and u send it to him.

Also i would like leaders to inform their members about this.
More donors is good.We had quite a few donors ready to donate when we discussed about shifting forum to Voidserver hosted one.If those who volunteered then could do it now again,would be cool.So spread the message again.

The link to donate-
http://aof-association.forumotion.com/donate.forum

This is put on Footer of page,at the bottom.Will be put in a Widget later.

Atm,don't donate right away,pls give ur name and if u want the amount(any amount)[U can wish NOT to disclose the amount]

Also i would like char to own the address,at the time of booking,i would like him to give his personal details so the domain is booked under his name.


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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:06 am

I can't pay via PayPal or that phone thing that I have never heard of before. But if you find that you ahve ran out of options give me a PM with a bank account number of someone who does have PayPal and I will pay for it. It's about time I helped out for AoF.
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:18 am

Well even if we don't manage to get $24,a smaller figure of $20 is also enough.

$24= 2000 credits.

$20=1600 credits

we need 1600 credits to buy a domain name,but if i am not wrong you can get cheaper credits if you buy them in 'bundles' of 500,1000 or 2000 or 3000 or 5000.

One can buy the exact amount of 1600,but it would be more costlier,i think,though not sure as the figures slightly change and are confusing.

Though i am not sure what one do with remaining 400 credits if we buy 2000 because there is not much to buy in forumotion that can be called good and useful other than domain name.

Maybe it is better to have target of $20-$24.

I have put the widget on the Portal to Donate.

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:00 am

I don't get it,why are people not interested in it.

I have put up a poll,pls vote at least.

@mightybean-Pls send char a PM regarding ur payments etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:20 am

I say http://www.aof-gc.org/

I would love to pay, but I don't have a credit card, and really, I don't have that much money either, sorry No
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:37 am

personally i still think ur mad. Check www.designaweb.us for the full package at less price. (don't flame this with post ideas i know your arguments). If you want to go for this the way your suggesting, can't you use something memorable like aofgaming.org, using '-' can ruin an url unless it is really needed.
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:50 am

Well from the options i say www.aof-gamers.org

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:41 pm

I agree that if we can avoid a dash that would be better so maybe something like www.aofgaming.org or aofgamers.org
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:08 pm

Titan wrote:
Well from the options i say www.aof-gamers.org

I agree, aof-gamers or aof-gaming seem like the best options. If possible, avoid the dash, it would make things simpler.

I would donate, but I can't... Haven't even left school yet... No
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:13 pm

I like the dash, it makes it look cool Smile

But yeah, it is a bit complicated, maybe... personally, I don't find it hard to type, just gets natural after a while Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:53 pm

well with most of these choices it is possible to do them without any dashes but that is just a matter of choice for us.
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:08 pm

Ok i have changed the options and added many without dashes.

You can cancel your previous vote to vote for something new.

Poll open for 7 days.

A couple of more suggestions can be taken.

There is no hurry and i will be busy anyway.

Target made $20.

@techno_kids-Yes u know my arguments and this is rejected.

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:07 pm

I re-vote www.aofgc.org

On another note, we're an alliance rather than a clan, so why www.aof-clan.org? It just doesn't make sense... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:57 am

@Geromix
you should reset the poll so people dont end up not knowing it changed and voting for something they dont like
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:22 am

I voted aofgaming.org. It just sounds... better, somehow. I'm not saying the other options are bad, though.

Hopefully you'll get the cash, too bad I can't donate... No
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:35 am

Couldnt care less. if u want to waste the money on it go ahead but i dont see the point.

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Fri May 01, 2009 9:19 am

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Couldnt care less. if u want to waste the money on it go ahead but i dont see the point.

It would better if u open a new thread stating why this is a waste of money and list all the arguments.

Give a better suggestion and then we will see.

No point in putting one liners like that which are frankly too rude.

If techno_kid is reading this then it is a suggestion for him as well along with Ghosty-There is Suggestion forum,pls put ur ideas and views in a separate thread and give good arguments on why this shouldn't be done.

There is 1 week for u guys to decide on this and sway peoples opinions including mine and most importantly the guys who will donate-char561 and others.

If it is a waste,pls say it properly.As i said we are not in a hurry and if ur arguments have merit they will be rewarded.

I expect a bit more effort,friends and u have to care, for if u don't then who will care? Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Fri May 01, 2009 11:52 am

I'm gunna shove all the possibilities i can think of as alternatives in here then (then people will receive notification if they have already posted). If someone wants to move the post feel free.

OPTION A
We could go for the domain name as you have suggested and pay for a .org or what ever TLD (top level domain eg .com .co.uk .us .org) you decide to choose. This obviously costs money and you should think about how many people can actually donate this amount of money just for a domain name. Also, does it bring any real benefits? Do people expect a gaming community to have a domain name of their own?

OPTION B
Similar to option A but using a .co.cc domain instead. I'm not 100% sure about how you could integrate individual page URLs (addresses) into this domain because you obviously haven't got much control over the way forumotion hosts these forums. Benefits are that it's obviously free (don't know if it's only for a year or not) and still looks fairly good.

OPTION C
I know certain administrators are going moan at me and i'm just saying this as another option so don't eat me...

Pay less for more! Look around for proper hosting and get a "proper" forum with a domain name and have complete control over everything. Benefits are it costs less for more and disadvantages maybe that you initially lose your posts. Have we got a strong enough community to restart the discussions elsewhere?

OPTION D
Do we really need a peronsal domain name or can we do without one? I touched on this before but do people think that non-profit organisations should be expected to pay out or can we accept that it's just not worth it for now. I might understand if we had 100,000 hits a day or something like that but we simply don't. On the other hand does it make us look unprofessional?

OPTION E
Does forumotion allow you to transfer domain names for free? Can you buy it elsewhere at a cheaper price and then transfer it to forumotion? It's something for the admin to have a look at but it could be a cheaper alternative.

CONCLUSION
Overall the question that should really be asked is whether or not we need it and this is something we need to decide on honestly. As a web designer clients always come to me with new ideas about their site but I have to ask them if it's worth them spending time and money on something which won't really give them any benefit. Is this the best course of action or is it just something to make us look cool?...
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PostSubject: Re: Personalized domain name   Sat May 02, 2009 10:36 pm

Forumotion does not let you transfer the site to another site for free unless it is through them. I have no problem donating the 24$ but I am okay with whatever solution we come up with and I can help make it happen.
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