Re: [wmii] - new primary domain,,, and going to be dropped

From: Sean Russell <>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:00:26 -0400

On Thursday 12 October 2006 04:43, Andy Gimblett wrote:
> > Him buying it won't keep the links or mailing lists from
> > breaking.  He'd also need to clone the entire WMII website
> > (probably including the wiki setup)
> Nah... Host it somewhere with Apache, and put an .htaccess file at
> the top level with a RedirectPermanent redirecting all page requests
> to - easy. OK, the page references no longer go
> to exactly the right place, but at least you're on the right site.

... which is what I said. It won't keep the links from breaking. It
won't keep external, deep links from breaking. And the mailing list
will also be messed up.

Unfortunately, there's no simple fix for a domain going out of use. It
takes a lot of elbow grease and time to catch everything, and search
engines will have broken links for (relative) ages.

Anyway, I'm not saying that Anselm shouldn't do what he's doing; it is
his money, his domain, and his project. I'm just saying that Uriel's
basic observation, minus the childish insults and expletives, has
merit: there are non-trivial consequences to dropping

--- SER

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