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(USA Today)   And today's forecast for the "Accu Weather versus The Weather Channel domain name dispute" is stormy with no signs of clearing   (usatoday.com) divider line 20
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2013-03-28 08:33:34 AM  
Oh hell, I might actually have to support Accu-weather on something?

/meteorologist doing software for the weather service
//only company I would never send a resume to if I was looking for a job is Accu-weather
 
2013-03-28 09:29:27 AM  
Why is a top level domain for this even necessary?
 
2013-03-28 10:06:45 AM  
They both suck.  And since TWC bought Weather Underground, that's gone too.  NOAA is all that's left, and they've been getting cuts left and right.
 
2013-03-28 10:07:43 AM  
I'm so glad the domain rights to .aero were never monopolized. That would have been the death knell for it.
 
2013-03-28 10:12:19 AM  
These people are just throwing away money. I'm glad ICANN is getting funded, but these things are never going to be more popular than a .mobi site.
 
2013-03-28 10:14:02 AM  

nekom: Why is a top level domain for this even necessary?


Because some marketing guy thinks it would be great way to extend the brand.  Enough to justify $185k plus annual fees (and operating costs).
 
2013-03-28 10:18:32 AM  
Reserve it for the National Weather Service, or whatever their international counterpart is. Both those companies just republish their data anyways
 
2013-03-28 10:26:07 AM  

Gunny Walker: These people are just throwing away money. I'm glad ICANN is getting funded, but these things are never going to be more popular than a .mobi site.


allthingsd.com
/Seriously, nobody really cares if you shorten your domain name..people are still probably going to type in Overstock.com
/They were advertising this crap like crazy not that long ago, but it looks like they already dropped calling themselves "O.CO"
 
2013-03-28 10:31:19 AM  

GAT_00: They both suck.  And since TWC bought Weather Underground, that's gone too.  NOAA is all that's left, and they've been getting cuts left and right.


THIS.  I spend more time looking at the ECMWF forecast now, because the US forecast system is stuck in 1989.
 
2013-03-28 10:35:56 AM  
FTFA:  "In addition, we believe that we can provide a trusted source of historically accurate data and prevent the domain's use by non-weather entities or inappropriate and possibly malicious use,"

Yea, great, except weather.com is FARKING WRONG ALL THE FARKING TIME for my area.
 
2013-03-28 10:36:23 AM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: GAT_00: They both suck.  And since TWC bought Weather Underground, that's gone too.  NOAA is all that's left, and they've been getting cuts left and right.

THIS.  I spend more time looking at the ECMWF forecast now, because the US forecast system is stuck in 1989.


They're upgrading their model, but yeah the ECMWF blows it out of the water for the winter.  The GFS is definitely showing it's age though.
 
2013-03-28 10:45:53 AM  

GAT_00: They're upgrading their model, but yeah the ECMWF blows it out of the water for the winter. The GFS is definitely showing it's age though.


They just reached a new plateau with the hybrid ensemble data assimilation system, which was a revolutionary idea about 15-20 years ago.  And the resolution of the forecast model is less than half of the resolution of the ECMWF's current operational standard (and several times worse than that, when compared to experiments being performed at ECMWF right now).  The relationship between research and operations at NCEP couldn't be more defunct.
 
2013-03-28 12:35:13 PM  
"s it fair for the Weather Channel to have a monopoly on dot-weather?"

No.

With that, I'm still available to solve all the world's problems that don't involve a lot of science, math or heavy lifting. Last year I used Fark comments to mount an unsuccessful write-in campaign for U.S. Senate; this year it'll be Secretary-General of the UN. This one's going to take world-wide grass-roots ground-swell, so y'all best be hoppin' to it.
 
2013-03-28 01:04:19 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: I spend more time looking at the ECMWF forecast now


Extreme Championship Monday-Wednesday-Friday?
 
2013-03-28 04:02:15 PM  
I did not mean for that last comment to be posted in italics. Of course this in no way reflects on my competence to be the world's greatest genius. Anyway.

Something related that's been bugging me: what bright bureaucrat let the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper have www.kentucky.com?
 
2013-03-28 04:30:02 PM  
Stupid question incoming: who regulates "websites"? Can't you just set it up yourself with the right know-how?
who is anyone to tell anyone they can't have a .weather website?
 
2013-03-28 06:36:04 PM  
Ladies, it's all about quality of the product. I don't care if the top weather site in the world has .farkmegentlywithahurricane as a TLD, if they deliver good content, I'm there.

Oh, and search results.
 
2013-03-28 07:13:18 PM  
It's overlooked that anyone could have applied for .weather and only one entity did.

It's like passing up the cola name in favor of piss, seeing how unpopular piss is, and then whining its not fair that you didn't choose to use cola.
 
2013-03-29 12:24:02 AM  

sure haven't: Stupid question incoming: who regulates "websites"? Can't you just set it up yourself with the right know-how?
who is anyone to tell anyone they can't have a .weather website?


Well, you could configure it for yourself. No problem, but if you want others to find your .weather website, you'll need to contact the weather channel to get a domain from them.

I check with a DNS server to see where the .weather websites are. Those servers get their info (or .info, I guess!) from ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN is the quasi-governmental organization in charge of names on the internet. So Weather channel had to pay them a lot of money to start using .weather. Then you can pay the Weather Channel so you can have surehavent.weather.

You could just as easily pay ICANN a lot of money to get .haven't. Then you can have the website at sure.havent. And you can sell (or rent) lots of other websites that end in .haven't.

There are also a lot of maintenance fees. There's some wrong stuff in there, but for layman, that's a pretty close explanation.
 
2013-03-29 12:44:12 AM  
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