Purchase domains mediawi.ki and media.wiki to use as a url shortener
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I noticed that there are some domain hacks that are available (particularly, mediawi.ki and media.wiki). Can you purchase the domain name mediawi.ki so that there is a 301 response code and to allow URL shortening for articles on Wikimedia? I checked who.is and that domain is not registered.

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Bawolff renamed this task from Domain Hacks to Purchase domains mediawi.ki and media.wiki to use as a url shortener.Nov 16 2017, 5:25 AM
greg added a subscriber: greg.Nov 16 2017, 5:45 AM

w.wiki is the current domain that we'll use for short links, per T108649 (and T108557). Do we need more?

I like domain hacks, and they make lives a lot easier. (Goo.gl/e) or (google.com)? (Group.me) or (GroupMe.com)?

And w.wiki url shortening is disabled. Bummer.

And the idea with url shortening is that the article name will be the thing after the url so that it is easy to enter in.

Dzahn added a subscriber: Dzahn.Nov 16 2017, 9:46 AM

Please see T88873, T88873#1691739 (and T105829) for a long history of buying .wiki domains (that never ended up being used).

ema triaged this task as Normal priority.Thu, Nov 30, 3:45 PM
Dzahn changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Tue, Dec 5, 5:14 PM
Dzahn added a comment.EditedTue, Dec 5, 5:19 PM

This is blocked technically by T133548 (and partially by the other ones linked in my last comment).