I echo @dirvine’s comments @David, you’ve shown me how a forum can be managed well. I wrongly assumed MaidSafe were footing the hosting bill, so thanks for that too. Very generous.
I think having a small group, two or three people, with the necessary knowledge and permissions to administer the hosting and domain could alleviate things.
I’d have the same concern if I were in your shoes - as the website grows, and particularly during key phases such as launch - it will be important to have someone who can drop things and attend to issues, and I can’t guarantee that. With a small team, that should be achievable.
It makes sense to me for MaidSafe to cover the hosting cost, and to draw admins from different PODs.
I would be happy to be a reserve admin, or part of such an admin group. I have web hosting experience, though I expect Discourse make it easy enough for most if not any of us here to do the necessary.
So if others fancy stepping forward I’ll happily stick with my mod role. The more of the community involved in running things the better: we are decentralists are we not!