@kev You could ask people on Fosstodon to donate? But why should they pay for your personal domain??
Or: You could help me spread the word of Albin Social to reach the crowd funding goal (3300 €/month)
If the goal is reached I can then buy the domain for you as long as it still cost something below 1000 pounds
The challenge could snowball into your own family domain
People get membership, two climate friendly well administered and well moderated instances: Mastodon.green and Pixelfed.green
@JohanEmpa I’d never expect the good folks of Fosstodon to pay for something as frivolous as a domain.
@kev you're running a good community with 2.5 thousand active people
Take any club with that many people, like football fans. When they enter the pub an equivalent amount of money as for your domain will be spent within 30 seconds, and it won't stop at one round.
But the fans get something of direct value for the money and they don't mind that the bartender get paid from that and that the pub pay the rent
Therefore a freemium type of membership could work on Mastodon instances.
Yes, that's of course a bit of a flaw in the plan. Fighting squatters by rewarding them might not be the most solid idea. But -
As no one has found a way of ending domain squatting we could at least make Kev happy.
Instead of having both Kev and Squatters being unhappy,
we now have Kev and Squatters being happy.
The first is a bit like: "Cutting off the nose to spite the face" or what do you think?