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Could we adopt the domain “.cd”?

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How would people feel about a network-wide convention of abbreviated URLs having the form, https://<topic>.cd?

For example, a shortened URL for a philosophy site would be https://philosophy.cd, along with the full URL of https://philosophy.codidact.com. (Or, maybe even shorter, https://phil.cd, or something.)

Why?

  • It’s a user-friendly, modern software design.
  • It’s efficient to link to and refer to sites in the network, that way.
  • It’s potentially more compact and memorable, even a type of “branding”.

A number of other sites do this, for example, YouTube with “youtu.be/” style links, I think.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Having each community on a different domain would probably also cause a lot of headaches for a common... (1 comment)
Not analogous (1 comment)
Cute but expensive (1 comment)
Not analogous
Peter Taylor‭ wrote 2 months ago

The analogy with youtu.be would be to use subdomains of codida.ct instead of codidact.com. This runs into the showstopping problem that .ct isn't a registered CCTLD.