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Re: [OT] finding founder

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2006-07-27 20:21:14 CEST

Will Dean wrote:
> At 12:30 27/07/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>
>> How many Tim Kemps in Great Britain are there?
>
> Quite a few, I would think. What made you associate this one with SVN?
> (It's easy to find several Tim Kemps on the Internet who are clearly not
> the right one)
>
>> What is the likelihood that he simply moved in-country because of a
>> job change? The probability is pretty high that this is the same person.
>
> You must know more than you're putting into this email!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Will

How many Tim Kemps would obtain the domain name of their own name
(timkemp.net) or have the knowledge to even accomplish it AND be in
Great Britain? Granted, the site is "under construction" but you have
to have some level of technical savvy to do the whole domain thing and
NOT buy a web hosting package. Its the first lead I came up with in 5
minutes.

I also ran a few searches on a couple UK phone directories and found
about 5-10 people with the name Timothy Kemp (no variations).

Also, the domain in question was updated recently (11-June-2006). And
it expires on 27-May-2007. Even fewer people know how to update a
domain name (this was most likely an update other than adding another
year) than obtain one. IMO, a tech-savvy person. Possibly someone
capable of writing code.

What's the worst thing that can happen? Someone e-mails or calls them
(e.g. Stefan) and it turns out to be the wrong person, but since they
have the same name maybe they'll be polite and help us out by looking up
other people in the country with the same name in their paper-bound
phone book.

In case people are wondering why this hunt is urgent - the domain
tortoisesvn.org is set to expire 4-September-2006. Although, I think a
case could be made to a registrar that the domain owner is no longer
available since the contact information is not valid. Thus the domain
is potentially up for grabs but we'd have to confirm that with what
ICANN says about such scenarios.

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