Page MenuHomePhabricator

DNS domains registered to WMF no longer redirecting
Open, MediumPublic

Description

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.

Event Timeline

Note that the redirects are still in puppet: modules/mediawiki/files/apache/sites/redirects.conf

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

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.

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.

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

The swap of Traffic for Traffic-Icebox in this ticket's set of tags was based on a bulk action for all such tickets that haven't been updated in 6 months or more. This does not imply any human judgement about the validity or importance of the task, and is simply the first step in a larger task cleanup effort. Further manual triage and/or requests for updates will happen this month for all such tickets. For more detail, have a look at the extended explanation on the main page of Traffic-Icebox . Thank you!