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Master of my domain…

11 April 2013

Sorry for the interruption in service.

When I switched to the “mexfiles.net” domain name, I had paid several years in advance, but the email address I’d used back then was one that was “improved” to the point of being useless… and as far as I knew, there were no longer any mail going there except for junk and spam.

The domain had expired on 9 April, and I didn’t even notice until the next day, but had more pressing business that had to be taken care of, and didn’t figure out what the problem was until this afternoon.

Mexfiles.net  should be active  for the next couple of years now.  That is, assuming everything still works five years from now as it does today… an always risky proposition.

BTW, how does one legacy a website?  What happens when the registered owner dies?  Not that I’m planning on that in the near future, but it crosses my mind that with so much publication now ONLY on the internet, a lot of original documents will be lost, or at least the references will no longer be valid.  I’ve already found that in a number of reference works, and it’s only going to get worse.

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  1. 16 April 2013 3:32 am

    How indeed does one legacy a website. Or a photo site, such as Flickr. Nothing lasts forever. I guess the safest way is to use a hosted platform. Until that platform gets old and shuts down. It’s something I’ve thought about for a long time. I’ve written posts scheduled to be published in decades time on WordPress. For my 100th birthday, for example. Will WordPress still be around to put my words on a screen? Will screens and computers exist that will be able to reproduce my words?

    All I can say is that I hope to be alive in 2072 to find out!

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