Probably for security or cost reasons.
Yes, we did. We stopped offering it to new groups in 2014. It was a lot of upkeep for a relatively low benefit. While it made sense for us to offer this service in 1999, fifteen years later there are lots of good, free hosting options. Many groups use GitHub Pages or Google Sites. Others host sites on the Google or Amazon clouds.
Open an Issue. Or send an email to support(at)pm(dot)org
We will happily provide you with either a DNS pointer to your own hosting or a HTTP 301 redirect.
No, sorry. Recent security exploits have convinced us not to delegate DNS offsite.
We will only do this for established groups. After you've had a few
meetings, send us your
hostname(s) to which you would like
yourgroup.pm.org MX to be directed. (MX records work on hostnames, not IP
If you like, we'll host a Mailman mailing list for your group. You'll administer your list via the web interface (http://www.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/groupname) and/or by emailing commands to the Mailman server.
Also, as a group leader, you'll be added to a mailing list of your fellow administrators from around the world. It's a low-volume announcement-centric list.
Mailman is better than Majordomo. Deal with it.
Yes, if you explicitly ask for that.
No, we don't do this. It's proven to be too much maintenance. Sorry.
99% of the time your group name will be the name of the city in which your meetings will typically be held. So, since I live in Omaha my group name is Omaha.pm.
We will not create new groups with short names, please do not ask. Some groups (i.e. New York as ny.pm) are grandfathered in. Names should be descriptive and mean something to non-residents. For example: MinneapolisStPaul.pm is best. TwinCities.pm would be ok too (as that's a common and well known nickname for the area.) If the nickname is not well known, expect pushback. MSP.pm would be rejected.
Fork our github repository XML file, and add your group's information. There are lots of examples in there for you to follow. Submit a github pull request with those changes and the answers to the these two questions:
Please provide one of the following:
Indicate yes or no.
If you're not up to speed on github, or hate it, feel free to email all the information we'll need to support(at)pm(dot)org, and we'll do the github bits for you. Please be patient -- this option is more work for our volunteer admins, so it will likely take longer for them to respond to your request.
Fork our github repository XML file, and add your group's information. See Israel.pm for examples. Send us a pull request.
Fork our github repository XML file, and update your group's information.
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