It’s some time since that first request for e-mail addresses, and now high time to finish the e-mail setup. We have registered climategains.org now (not climategains.com). And I have a task here from Nadia that says “Create email@example.com and forward it to [redacted personal address]@protonmail.com.”
That got me thinking. I don’t want to maintain e-mail service on both climategains.org and climategains.community, since e-mail is complicated these days. Which one do we prefer for e-mail, and how should that impact the domains used for the Climate Gains websites?
- We use e-mails only in the form [usernames]@climategains.org.
- We put the current public-facing website on climategains.org; that is already planned.
- We put the UNDP ITMO backend software on admin.climategains.org. That has the advantage that e-mail domains fit its main domain name “climategains.org”. A mismatch can (and should) make users suspicious if the e-mails are possibly phising / fraud attempts.
- We leave the forum here at climategains.community, as that seems like a natural top-level domain to use for a forum. E-mails sent from the forum would also use the climategains.org domain, though. (That domain difference is still a bit suspicious, but since there is no money handling involved in the forum, there is nothing to phish for here and users will not have practical concerns with these e-mails.)
A similar proposal can be made for climategains.community – which I like less for the sole reason that it’s longer. In any case, I only request to settle on one domain that will have both e-mail service and most websites associated with it.
Comments, @OmaMorkie and @nadia?