A new TLD for Astiga - have your say!
Ever since I've been operating the Astiga service, we've had intermittent problems with the asti.ga domain. Users in different parts of the world will sometimes lose connection to the Astiga service, because the name cannot be resolved.
The problem is rooted with the .ga TLD. This is known as a ccTLD - it's the country TLD for Ghana. Other TLDs are the more familiar .com, .net and so on.
In the case of .ga, Ghana are responsible for the overall oversight, and they hand off actual operation to a company called Freenom. Unfortunately, Freenom appear to be to blame for the continual outages; their servers become unreachable at times.
It's time to fix this, and the only way to do this (because petitioning the Ghanaian government to switch from Freenom does not sound like what I want to be doing) is to switch TLD.
Below I have listed some options; I wanted to know what "sounds" better to users of Astiga.
No doubt I've missed a good TLD, so let me know if so, but...
- I don't want a cheap TLD - there's possibility for abuse which might harm the search ranking of Astiga by association (see https://www.spamhaus.org/statistics/tlds/)
- I don't want a TLD with a bad Spamhaus score - on this note, I have decided against .live
- astiga.com is taken, but I'm open to a .com if a decent domain name can be thought up.
What should the new domain name for Astiga be? There were 20 votes.
astiga.audio: 40.00% astiga.cloud: 15.00% astiga.fm: 35.00% astiga.io: 10.00% astiga.rocks: 0.00%