[m-dev.] Mercury web domain.

Tyson Dowd trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Thu Aug 26 09:08:56 AEST 1999

On 25-Aug-1999, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 24-Aug-1999, Tyson Dowd <trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > Can anyone see any problems with obtaining the domain:
> > 
> > 	mercuryresearch.org
> > 
> > As a domain to host the Mercury web pages?  
> I don't like the idea of including the word "research" in the domain name,
> even though what we are doing is research, because that word would
> discourage industrial users (whose feedback is of course very important
> for our research).  Many people are used to research languages being
> buggy, unstable, etc.

Yep, that's a fair enough complaint.

> Therefore I would prefer `mercurylang.org' or `mercuryhq.org'.

mercuryhq is gone, it went a few weeks ago.

Peter Schachte suggested mercurylanguage.org, which is nice but a bit
long.  mercurylang or mercuryhq would be OK by me.  I know Zoltan didn't
particularly like mercuryhq last time we discussed it.

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