[pydotorg-www] changing DNS for fi.pycon.org

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 23:24:37 CEST 2011

From what I understand, it's not just a CNAME change (they are hooking up to AppEngine).

Do you know the names of the previous organizers?


On Aug 2, 2011, at 5:13 PM, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> Hi Doug,
> please tell him to have the previous organizers send me their OK to
> pass on the subdomain and to provide a new CNAME alias.
> The subdomain fi.pycon.org is currently aliased to conference.syneus.fi.
> Thanks.
> Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> I have received a request to update the DNS entries for fi.pycon.org. I can handle the technical aspects of that change, but wanted to make sure I was doing enough to verify the identity of the person asking for the change. Do we have procedures for this sort of thing? I have suggested creating a page on the old server with a name that doesn't exist right now. Is there something else I can/should do? (Or can anyone vouch for Jyrki and let us skip this step?)
>> Thanks,
>> Doug
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>> From: Jyrki Pulliainen <taloudenhoitaja at python.fi>
>>> Date: August 2, 2011 3:17:14 PM EDT
>>> To: Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: Migrating fi.pycon.org under App engine
>>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:07 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Aug 2, 2011, at 2:51 PM, Jyrki Pulliainen wrote:
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>> As mentioned to ThePSF in Twitter before, we're in process migrating
>>>>> fi.pycon.org under Google Apps domain. We need a few DNS changes to do
>>>>> it. First, we would need the TXT-entry to verify our domain to Google
>>>>> and then, later on, the DNS entries should be set to point in to the
>>>>> App engine.
>>>>> How should we proceed? What would be the most convenient way for you?
>>>>> Sincerely,
>>>>> Jyrki Pulliainen, Treasury of Python Finland
>>>> Hi, Jyrki,
>>>> I can help you make the DNS changes, but I don't know anything about AppEngine. If you can provide me with instructions like "Make the $R record for the domain $D have value $V" then I can do the editing.
>>>> Will that work?
>>> Hi!
>>> Yeah, that'll do the trick. I can tell you the required fields :)
>>>> Since I don't know you (yet!), we should also do some minimal verification that you have control of the current fi.pycon.org site. Can you create a "doug.html" page and add some content? It does not need to be fancy, it will just prove that you can create a new page on that domain and reassure me that I'm not about to steal it away from the "real" owner. :-)
>>> I totally understand! I just need to contact the previous owner and
>>> ask them to put the document there (last year's Python was organized
>>> by a local company, they handed all the domain, twitter and facebook
>>> stuff to us now for this year's event). I'll contact you when it's
>>> done, if it's ok?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jyrki
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