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Phil Thornton
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« on: June 21, 2020, 02:54:38 PM +0100 »

At UKGPL we keep costs to the bare minimum by using servers provided by our members (primarily by me, Cookie and Dave Curtis) and by our friends at GPL Brazil. Before home broadband was reliable enough to host league races, we had to rent race servers from a commercial supplier and funds to support this were collected on a voluntary basis using a paypal account accessible via the link on the "Red and Green Donation meter" icon at the top right of this page. Thankfully this is no longer necessary and the donation meter has been disabled. However there is one running cost that we cannot avoid, we need to pay for the registration for the www.ukgpl.com domain name. Although this is an annual fee it is possible to pay for several years at a time which is what we normally do and hence why this situation does not occur very often. However, now is one of those occasions, the registration is up for renewal in the next couple of months.

The renewal cost is:
  • 1 year £14.40
  • 2 years £28.80
  • 5 years £69.60 (£13.92 p.a.)
  • 9 years £121.80 (£13.53⅓ p.a.)

If enough of us donate a small amount each, I would like to think we could collect enough donations to renew the domain name for another 5 years. I appreciate some members are running tight budgets but even the smallest amount will help. Given that our old donation meter has been retired I propose that all donations are submitted via the SRou Donations PayPal account. After all it is our Web Master, Dave 'Gizmo' Gymer, who administers the SRou Donations account and will actually renew the domain name for us. All donations however large or small will be processed in strict confidence. If anybody would like to contribute but does not have a paypal account please PM me and we will try to arrange an alternative method.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 05:52:36 PM +0100 »

Hi Phil,

If you can email me account# and sort code, I will transfer £20 to your bank account towards the domain registration.


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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 10:13:19 PM +0100 »

I have paypal send me the acounting for donate 5 or 10 dollars buddy :-)

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 03:30:10 PM +0100 »

Hi Phil.

Let me know where to send some PayPal dosh.

I'm up for 20 quid too.

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 06:31:12 PM +0100 »

My direct PayPal is: https://paypal.me/gizmo71
Please may sure you add a note so that I know it's for UKGPL.com rather than the SRou game server.

Thanks in advance and thank you to those who've already contributed. Afro
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 01:40:57 PM +0100 »

some Euros are on the way to the UK.
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 08:14:28 AM +0100 »

Thanks to everyone who contributed; the domain has now been renewed until August 2029. Smiley

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