Re: Proposal: ➜

Simon Phipps simon at
Thu May 12 23:18:15 UTC 2022

Speaking as a relic from the dawn of time, that's a great suggestion that I
wish we'd opted for at the dawn of time :-)


On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 4:19 PM <mark.reinhold at> wrote:

> Since the dawn of time [1] the OpenJDK Community’s web, e-mail, wiki,
> issue tracking, and (Mercurial) source-code infrastructure has been
> hosted under the third-level domain name “”.
> That name has served us well for fifteen years, but it has also been a
> constant source of confusion.  The second-level domain name “”
> originally pointed to an unrelated source-code forge site [2], which was
> perplexing.  That forge was shut down in 2017, so now the “” name
> is perplexing in a different way.
> Above and beyond that, however, since the OpenJDK Community was founded
> many other open-source communities have placed their infrastructure under
> the “.org” top-level domain name.  This makes for easy discoverability.
> It also serves as both a reminder and a promise that the operation of the
> community is not meant to be dominated by any single corporate entity.
> I therefore propose that we rename to and
> make corresponding changes to the names of all active subdomains (i.e.,
> bugs, cr, db, git, hg, mail, and wiki).
> If we proceed with this then Oracle’s infrastructure team will ensure
> that the old names act as aliases for the new names, so as not to break
> existing URLs or e-mail addresses.
> Comments?
> - Mark
> [1]
> [2]

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