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Switch Lingua Libre's domain to
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After several years being cybersquatted, the domain [[ | ]] could finally be rent by Wikimedia France a few days ago.

For a single reason: a " .org" domain is more inclusive than a ".fr" one, less centred on France. Also, this is the TLD every Wikimedia projects use.

It would be great from a communication point of view to do it when we deploy the new user interface T240552, probably before the end of April.

Tasks to make it effective

  • [DONE] Copy the DNS zone from old to new domain
  • [DONE] Add the .org domain to the nginx configuration
  • [DONE] Update the deployment script
  • When we're ready to do the switch: update LinguaLibre's LocalSettings.php config file
    • [DONE] Change domain name
    • [DONE] Change OAuth tokens
    • [DONE] Change nginx conf for the old domain to redirect to

Other tasks

  • Update every links on Wikimedia projects pointing to Lingua Libre (especialy those in templates on Commons)
  • Communicate about this change broadly
    • on Lingua Libre itself (site notice + chat room)
    • on Lingua Libre's mailing lists
    • on Wiktionaries village pumps
    • ...

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0x010C created this task.Apr 10 2020, 5:04 PM
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0x010C triaged this task as High priority.Apr 10 2020, 5:05 PM
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0x010C changed the subtype of this task from "Task" to "Spike".
0x010C updated the task description. (Show Details)May 9 2020, 10:28 AM
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0x010C closed this task as Resolved.Jun 2 2020, 9:23 AM

Switch done on Friday 29 May 2020 between 15h and 15h44 (CEST). Now domain redirect to

See commits 97cb1b45, 34de6626 and 8304e00e.

0x010C updated the task description. (Show Details)Jun 2 2020, 9:24 AM
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