'Cool URIs Don't Change' - unless, that is, they're getting better.
There is a school of thought that argues cool URIs don't change. Well, sometimes you've just got to. We're changing our .domain.name domain name. Here's why…
Well, quite a lot, as it goes. After 20 years of working under the
omic.domain.name domain name, it's time we made things better.
With immediate effect, we're changing our email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations across the globe are tightening-up their cyber defences and are working harder to banish spam email from the inboxes of employees. One such tightening of an email spam filter has prompted us to make the decisive switch from
.ltdTLD is stronger and better reflects our company's legal status.
email@example.com not only cool but far funkier than the original!
Twenty years ago, when we first registered the
omic.domain.name domain name, the choices of TLD were limited - the only real options open to us were the registration of a .co.uk, .com, .org, .info or .biz TLD. Some enterprising soul had registered the
domain.name domain name way ahead of us and had struck a deal to resell tenant domains (i.e. xyx.domain.name, funky.domain.name etc.) to people like us.
Fast-forward twenty years later and it would appear that my fellow tenants (you know the types, crazy.domain.name etc.) have been using their tenant domains for the purposes of spammy email marketing. Consequently, the
domain.name domain has been flagged by a spam filter used by BT as one to be treated with care and/or suspicion. On Wednesday of this week, an email was bounced and that return message sounded the death knell of our twenty year old domain name.