Member, Participant and Community Chat Server - Mattermost


DNS OARC is pleased to announce that our new community chat server opened for access in November, 2020.  It is augmenting the mailing lists we operate including dns-operations.

For many years, OARC operated a Jabber service which was available to OARC Members only.  We have replaced that service with a more modern chat platform using Mattermost.  Mattermost is open source software, and has open source clients available for all major desktop and mobile platforms or can be used in a regular browser window.  Information on Mattermost client software and downloads are available here.
 

Account Creation, Logging In, and More


Anyone wishing to sign up and use the platform for discussion of the DNS is welcome to do so.  OARC’s chat service is available for signup here.   Please be reminded that all use of OARC services are subject to OARC’s Code of Conduct Policy.  Please note that anonymous participation is discouraged in OARC's professional community.

Mattermost makes a number of  Teams and Channels available on a chat server.  In OARC’s case, we have the Members and Community (General Public) teams available for use.  Anyone in the DNS community is welcome to join our Community team and use it for discussion of the DNS.  The Members team is open to all OARC Member and Supporter Participant contacts.  OARC Members and Supporters should use the same e-mail address as they have registered on OARC’s Portal to sign up for Mattermost.  Non-members who would like access to that team are welcome to email admin at dns-oarc.net for information about how to become a member.

teams

Users of the chat service are welcome to create any public or private channels they find useful for discussing DNS community issues, on either the Community or Members teams.  OARC will be monitoring team creation and activity levels in order to watch for abuse and do basic housekeeping, but otherwise have no plans to monitor channel content.  If participants witness any behavior they feel is in violation of OARC’s code of conduct, we ask that it be brought to our attention.

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If anyone has any questions about the chat service, please feel free to email us at admin at dns-oarc.net, or find us on Mattermost.  We hope everyone finds this service useful for communicating with the rest of the DNS community.