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Presently, is registered with Google and redirects to the Abstract Wikipedia page on Meta. This task is for migration to Wikimedia.

We can split this into separate tickets if necessary, and here are some items:

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JMeybohm triaged this task as Medium priority.Mar 2 2021, 6:45 AM

This will probably be in phase lambda (establishing this is a crucial part of the launch).

I will move it in a few days if there are no objections.

@AnotherEditor144: Objection. Such actions are up to developers. Thanks.

re: "Transfer domain". From where/who to where/who?

As of today the domain has WMF as registrant and MarkMonitor as registrar, so that seems like a transfer is done.

Then on the other hand there are name servers from used. This combination is highly unusual.

Normally one would expect that now we tell MarkMonitor to switch to WMF name servers and we add the domain in our zone files. Is that what needs to be happen?

@dr0ptp4kt: Do you know who could answer Dzahn's questions, so this ticket isn't stuck anymore? Thanks!

(Edit: Oops, I hadn't realize the previous comment is only a few days old; I thought it's been a month - I'm sorry for having been too pushy!)

I can tell that about 3 hours ago MarkMonitor changed the name servers to the MarkMonitor servers for:

But this isn't the Wikimedia name servers. Someone should talk to Doneva Dagget at MarkMonitor.

Hi all - I think I can help. What's the ordered set of nameservers that should be used in MarkMonitor?

@dr0ptp4kt If the domain should be treated just like any other project domain, that would be:


But you just need to tell Doneva at MarkMonitor to switch it to WMF name servers normally.

@dr0ptp4kt That being said, I noticed there is an existing Google IP behind it,, and a redirect to

That is probably going to break when doing this. Unless we first have the same redirect added on the WMF side.

DVrandecic lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Apr 7 2021, 4:08 PM

Change 677626 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jforrester; author: Jforrester):

[operations/dns@master] Add

Change 677626 merged by Cwhite:

[operations/dns@master] Add