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Ever run a site for a while, and it starts to get popular and you run out of time to maintain it? If you want to give it up to someone else to maintain - you put it up for "adoption". This way someone else with the interest can keep it up and the site can keep some continuity, instead of that other
person starting their _own_ site and having to build up it's audience...
So have another website that lists sites up for "adoption" and the site screens the person or persons who want the site for viability, just like parents are screened.
Baked - what to buy a used domain?
[PiledHigherandDeeper, Oct 04 2004]
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||The best adoptive parent is probably a site regular, and so the best place to advertise is on the site itself. That happens all the time, sometimes successfully, other times less so.
||This kind of setup could be used to facilitate temporary adoption of sites. You could have sites changing hands regularly; just think of all the creativity and fresh ideas and community involvement it could (conceivably) generate!
||What happens when I get 'adoption remorse' and want my site back? Nasty legal battles, fights over who is the more caring webmaster, "But your honor, I've run this web site for 5 years now. It doesn't even remember the plaintiff..."
||Everything at home.flash.net/~josielor is copyleft, so you can have it if you want it. If not, it will cease to exist on October 14 when our 12 month Prodigy indenture expires (good riddance) and we will probably become ex-internet-users.
||Imagine someone adopts a fan club page and turns it into a bestiality porn site - but keeps the star's likeness on every page.