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IABot: new domain for (
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Steps to replicate the issue (include links if applicable):

What happens?:

InternetArchiveBot considers the archive-url invalid and overwrites it. Example:

What should have happened instead?:

InternetArchiveBot should recognize URLs containing "" to be valid archive URLs, with the same handling as "", just a different domain name. The tool was renamed to Conifer and moved to this new domain in 2020. Announcement posts about it: (1) (2) (3) redirects to the new site, so that domain should continue to be allowed too.

I have verified that the existing regex in resolveWebRecorderURL() will work with just a change to the domain. (

Software version (skip for WMF-hosted wikis like Wikipedia):

N/A -

Other information (browser name/version, screenshots, etc.):

You might wonder, why I would bother with this archiving service. Tl;dr it can deal better with dynamic pages because it captures a WARC from a browser session. In my particular edit ( I wrote a comment explaining that did not work.

Thanks for your help!

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Until resolved, you can add {{cbignore}} to keep the bot off the citation. That's what I did for the few I added. BTw uses the same Webrecorder technology on the backend. It won't work in every case as a substitute for Conifer, but many it will.

Harej triaged this task as Medium priority.Nov 14 2022, 9:46 PM

Basically what we need to do is set up as an alternate domain for (or vice versa). We've done this for other archive providers so not a huge deal. Noting this glitched edit that was reported: