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wikibase.org should redirect to wikiba.se
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http://wikibase.org/ is currently "Server not found".
http://wikiba.se/ is the canonical location (per link below)
Please redirect the former to the latter. (or similar!)

Context: Someone wrote to OTRS highlighting this problem.

See also: T93207: Decide which domain to use for the wikibase ontology URI

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jbond triaged this task as Medium priority.Jun 11 2020, 1:45 PM

Currently wikiba.se is not managed by wikimedia foundation, we don't have control over the hosting environment or management of the DNS. wikibase.org is a Wikimedia foundation domain as such we are unable, as a matter of policy, to create a CNAME or forward for this domain to wikiba.se.

An effort was previously made to migrate wikiba.se into the wikimedia foundation production environment, however this didn't happen due to policy issues. To resolve this we could either revisit the issues in the previous task, although i suspect the situation remains the same, or WMDE could ask Wikimedia Foundation to transfer the ownership of the wikibase.org domain to WMDE. This would need approval from legal however i think it is a possible way forward if there is appetite.

For the reason why wikiba.se is not under the control of the WMF you can read history on T99531.

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