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nesdev.com down

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 8:18 am
by calima
The .com address is down, .org still works.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 8:23 am
by Quietust
The fact that nesdev.com is currently offline is effectively just a reminder of the reason why we moved to nesdev.org in the first place. There shouldn't be any actual content on that site that hasn't already been migrated, just a redirect for any people who haven't yet found their way here.

On a side note, we should probably remove "nesdev.com" from the phpBB logo.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 6:42 pm
by Banshaku
Well, it could be removed. Just been used to see it all those years that it would feel odd a little bit though.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:21 pm
by calima
I haven't bothered to update my bookmark, so of course I immediately notice if the .com doesn't work :P

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Mon May 16, 2022 11:27 pm
by Fiskbit
nesdev.com is unfortunately not owned by us, so there's nothing we can do in this situation other than reach out again to the owner and hope we get a response. (We do have contact information and have interacted before, so please don't try to track him down and nag him.)

It definitely feels unlikely at this point that we'll get the domain, so we probably should start scrubbing .com from the site, yeah.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 9:25 am
by Drag
I think the best we could do is, if we could obtain the domain registration for nesdev.com, we could change it into a redirect to nesdev.org. We wouldn't be acquiring any new servers or anything, we'd just simply be acquiring the domain. That'd also solve the dead-link problem, since all of those old URLs still work fine if you change .com to .org.

Keep in mind, there's a bunch of time restrictions on transferring domain ownership, so the process itself takes a few weeks of just waiting for things to unlock once you initiate it. Still, I think this is something we ultimately need to do, because it'd be much worse if the registration for nesdev.com expired and fell to squatters, and believe me, they're going to be eyeing it given how established the domain name already is.

Edit: I haven't used the .com domain since we moved to .org, so I didn't know there was a redirect already in place. :P Still, I think we should get the domain ownership and point it here, and set up the redirect on this host instead of the old one.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 9:35 am
by Fiskbit
That's how we've had it configured since reopening the site. We had hopes of getting the domain for a while and switching back to it as the primary one, so we held off on having the .org domain indexed for search, but finally pulled the trigger on that recently. At this point, I suspect .org will be the primary domain even if we do end up owning .com.

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Tue May 17, 2022 9:44 am
by Drag
That's fine, no matter what the case is, we'd still need to have both TLDs. :P

Related, nesdev.net expires in October this year. ;)

Re: nesdev.com down

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2022 11:06 pm
by calima
.com is down again. Gonna bother to update my bookmark this time.