This post is mainly aimed forwards GL staff, but feel free to leave a contribution if you have anything to say, be it an idea or criticism.
So I own quite a few domains I consider rather special one of which is
.si being the TLD of my home country, Slovenija.
If you navigate to https://gitlab.si you will, at least at the time being, get redirected to Aljaz Starc · GitLab - my profile on GitLab.com.
I am currently hosting an GL-ce instance using
gitplac.si domain (meaning “git” “place” in Slovenian) but since I own the
gitlab.si domain I would like to use it for this GL instance.
Of course there is more that one issue with this; one of which, the one that most of you might come up with first is that this is getting very close to phishing…
gitlab.si - to users that are - how should I phrase this - not cautious enough, might be too similar to distinguish.
(edit 1) intermezzo! accidentally pressed
ctrl + enter which publishes the post, that’s why it’s edited
Another one is … … well branding.
I don’t expect that GitLab would be like “yeah whatever, someone is using the same domain except for the TLD” so I’d like to ask for input from your side.
In case you are willing to permit the use of it I would, of course, put a notice in the footer, signup, signin, etc…
And the signup is restricted to manual approval of each account. It’s more of a semi-public instance.
Thank you in advance for taking your time, reading through and possible replying.