I'm announcing that I'm opening up litecoin.net to be used as a shared domain. I think it is beneficial to group all useful Litecoin services/tools under one domain.
This is not a land grab. If you are not providing a useful service or if you currently don't have the service ready yet, I will not approve the subdomain. If it's a work-in-progress, do PM me and I will let you know.
This is first come first served. For example, if you are the first one to provide a mining calculator at calc.litecoin.net, the next mining calculator (even if it's a much better one) will need to use a subdomain that's probably not as easy to remember.
There are 2 special domains (possibly more) that will not be first come first served: forum.litecoin.net and wiki.litecoin.net
Since these will be seen as the "official" forum and wiki, I would need to be sure that I can trust the operators. So if you are interested in operating the "official" forum or wiki, send me a PM.
A few requirements
- should be a Litecoin related site... duh!
- should be a free service/tool useful to the Litecoin community. businesses should just get their own domain.
- should not refer to Litecoin as LiteCoin <- this is my pet peeve
- should not have other altcoin related services/tools because I am not endorsing any other alt chains. Though Bitcoin is ok.
- wallets, exchanges, and pools are not allowed. you should get your own domain. I'm not in a position to deem any site as an official wallet, pool, or exchange.
- basically any site that holds users' litecoins are disallowed mainly due to me not wanting to be held responsible if users lose their litecoins for any reason.
- use a subdomain name that sort of describes your site. for example, I'm not going to approve awesome.litecoin.net no matter how awesome your site is.
- do not claim that your site is the "official" site unless you ok'd it with me.
- do not have excessive ads. I realized that ads are useful to help pay for hosting and such, but if your site is filled with ugly flashing ads, I will not approve it.
So if you have a service/tool that you would like to serve up at *.litecoin.net, sign up here: http://freedns.afraid.org/subdomain/edit.php?edit_domain_id=813116
Here are some I have in mind:
explorer.litecoin.net - block explorer (Someguy123 plans to move abe.liteco.in over)
address.litecoin.net - address tools (Greedi plans to move address.liteco.in over)
calc.litecoin.net - mining calculator
source.litecoin.net - already forwards to GitHub
download.litecoin.net - already forwards to GitHub downloads page
charts.litecoin.net - price, hashrate, pools charts
watch.litecoin.net - something similar to bitcoinwatch.com
faucet.litecoin.net - litecoin faucet
p2pool.litecoin.net - p2pool node
electrum.litecoin.net - Electrum server
Please feel free to discuss projects you have in mind.