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Monday October 02, 2006
04:48 PM

Whither rhizomatic?

[ #31198 ]

The IRC network that most Perl stuff happens on is often referred to be the name rhizomatic, and Google finds references to rhizomatic.net. Yet whois now finds no such domain. What bit of history am I missing?

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  • There is Whois info for rhizo.mati.ca ;)
    • Nope, that's the other way around! I own mati.ca, and I put in the "rhizo" cname to point to irc.perl.org's roundrobin *because* the network was called "rhizomatic", at least some of the time.

      Before there was an irc.perl.org, the network was Kevin "YAPC" Lenzo's baby. Rhizomatic.net was his domain, and since the main server in the network was his, people were IRCing on "rhizomatic.net". Then as more servers were added, they got "rhizomatic.net" hostnames too. But all this time, Lenzo himself was calling the