Groups using their own domain names

Neil Morris
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Some groups may like the option of using their own domain name for their loomio group.

What do you think of the idea? Would this be a possibility?

Matthew Bartlett

Matthew Bartlett July 11th, 2013 04:23

I have to admit, @neilmorris, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed by the volume of (high-quality) contributions at the moment, like I can't keep up.

Neil Morris

Neil Morris July 11th, 2013 04:39

@matthewbartlett Hopefully you can look on them as flags to be considered when you (the team) have time.

The ideas are better deposited here when they arise, than forgotten about and kept to myself. I do though apologise for the extra work I must be creating!

in the meantime the broader community might be interested in considering them.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett July 11th, 2013 05:00

I have no idea about the technical considerations of this idea, but this could potentially be a source of pretty easy income. E.g. wordpress charge $13/yr to point thisname.wordpress.com to thisname.com

Chris Taklis

Chris Taklis July 11th, 2013 08:49

it would be useful.

Josef Davies-Coates

Josef Davies-Coates July 11th, 2013 09:59

yes, I'd probably use this if it were an option too. Would probably even pay $10 to do it too.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett July 11th, 2013 10:12

It's really exciting to think of Loomio as the 'front page' for a group's internet presence!

Imagine visiting an organisation's website and getting realtime access to their deliberation and decision-making, along with an invitation to participate... swoon!

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett July 11th, 2013 10:13

@robertguthrie could you speculate on how hard it would be to implement this feature? Seems like a promising revenue stream with no immediately evident negative side effects.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie July 12th, 2013 06:13

Na this is pretty easy, and I think it's the name feature as having the group name on the right side of the url - we just need to decide which if not both methods to support.

groupname.loomio.org or loomio.org/group/name

Josef Davies-Coates

Josef Davies-Coates July 12th, 2013 07:33

@richarddbartlett if I were to use it http://uniteddiversity.coop wouldn't go to our loomio group, but http://decisions.ud.coop may well do so :)