Mythological Battle for uw.edu

As seen on the tech-support mailing list:

uw.edu?
[redacted]
Thu Jun 18 22:18:53 PDT 2009

Once upon a time, there was waged a great battle between Educause and (then)
C&C, the result of which was the acquisition of uw.edu. There was much
hemming & hawing and mad twinkles in mad eyes. Win this one victory, it was
uttered, and the floodgates would be open! Forever would the precious .edu
domains flow freely, as ambrosia from Olympus! In our hubris, we thought we
would walk as gods on the internet, striking down any who stood in our way
with a flurry of Es, Ds, and Us.

Alas, it was all for naught. For while uw.edu was indeed won, in so doing
was earned the wrath of Educause, and the tap forever closed. And as we
lay ragged with our ill-got prize, we felt falling upon us the hungry eyes
of the University of Wisconsin; though whether their terrible attentions of
those who dream of cheese were really ever drawn our way, or it was simply
fear and loathing and paranoia induced by our mad lust for forbidden TLDs,
we shall never know.

Lessons once learned, and as quickly forgotten.

-adam

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