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Register mozilla.42 domain name, redirect to mozilla.org



mozilla.org Graveyard
Server Operations
7 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: bjacob, Assigned: XioNoX)





.42 is a new independent top-level domain. Although it's rather unofficial (not recognized by ICANN), its well-defined purpose as the TLD for free software and free knowledge makes it relevant to us and to the most 'core' part of our audience.

Moreover, registering a domain is currently free of charge, and is expected to stay very cheap (5 euro / year).

I believe we should register mozilla.42 and redirect it to mozilla.org. Same for firefox.42, etc.

Comment 1

7 years ago
(I'm being told that registering .42 domains will remain entirely free of charge and that the 5 euro/year is just a suggested donation.)
Assignee: nobody → server-ops
Component: www.mozilla.org → Server Operations
Product: Websites → mozilla.org
QA Contact: www-mozilla-org → mrz
Version: unspecified → other

Comment 2

7 years ago
What's the value to registering these domains right now?  

It's incredibly unlikely that any production services will move to a .42 domain since it's largely unresolvable to nearly all end users and not the direction Mozilla's going with the naming to mozilla.org (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Websites/Taskforce/Proposals/Domain_Name_Strategy).

Comment 3

7 years ago
Should also mention that Windows users won't ever be able to resolve numeric TLDs unless they are skilled enough to patch their registry (or MSFT changes the default behavior for some future version of Windows).

Comment 4

7 years ago
Right now, it's mostly about the coolness factor. The .42 tld makes a statement, both explicitly (it's only for free software/culture) and implicitly (decentralized internet).

I was initially also concerned about preventing these domains from getting squatted, but the guys running 42registry seem to be serious about that, they reject such applications.


7 years ago
Assignee: server-ops → mrz

Comment 5

7 years ago
mozilla.42 is now a 301 to www.mozilla.org
Assignee: mrz → ayounsi
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

7 years ago
Mozilla is teh awesome.
Product: mozilla.org → mozilla.org Graveyard
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