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DNS domains registered to WMF no longer redirecting
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http://wikimediacommons.org/ is used on at least the https://twitter.com/wikicommons community Twitter feed, and possibly elsewhere. The domain no longer redirects to https://commons.wikimedia.org as it previously did.

Is it possible to come to a conclusion on what to do with such domain names, should all current uses be removed or can the redirection functionality of the domain name be restored ?

This has been discussed previously on tickets T105981 and T101048 which are both still open.

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Nick created this task.Sep 26 2016, 8:41 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptSep 26 2016, 8:41 AM
RobH added a project: DNS.Sep 26 2016, 8:43 AM
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Note that the redirects are still in puppet: modules/mediawiki/files/apache/sites/redirects.conf

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ArielGlenn triaged this task as Medium priority.Sep 26 2016, 8:48 AM

Adding @Krenair and @BBlack from the other tickets.

Looks like it just has no A records in DNS

Stupid question - if its just about cost of certs, can't we use LetsEncrypt?

Stupid question - if its just about cost of certs, can't we use LetsEncrypt?

It's not that stupid. Let's Encrypt should work in principle but they have a limit of 100 domain names per certificate, so we need to do some work to split the redirecting domains up into chunks of 100... This is discussed in T133548: Create a secure redirect service for large count of non-canonical / junk domains anyway

I understand there is a 100 cert limit for Let's Encrypt. Looking at this: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/ it's not clear to me the exact limits.

Dzahn added a subscriber: Dzahn.Sep 29 2016, 6:45 AM

Is it possible to come to a conclusion on what to do with such domain names, should all current uses be removed or can the redirection functionality of the domain name be restored ?

All current uses should be removed.

Dzahn added a comment.Sep 29 2016, 6:46 AM

Note that almost a full year has passed since this has been deactivated.

BBlack moved this task from Triage to DNS Names on the Traffic board.Sep 30 2016, 2:13 PM