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Eleventy Docs Moved from 11ty.io to 11ty.dev #

2019 December 05

The Eleventy project is deprecating the 11ty.io domain and moving to 11ty.dev. 11ty.dev now has feature parity and the 11ty.io DNS will begin redirecting to 11ty.dev as soon as your DNS updates.

A couple of wrinkles here:

This was no small thing! (But it wasn’t too terrible either). We migrated:

Why? #

This has been on the agenda for about six months. TatianaTMac’s twitter avatarTatiana Mac said it better:

ICYMI: .io domains benefit the British government and not the Chagossian and Ilois people that they should, whom the Brits expelled from their island home.

So, migrating off of .io domains is one way to exhibit solidarity.

Read more: https://gigaom.com/2014/06/30/the-dark-side-of-io-how-the-u-k-is-making-web-domain-profits-from-a-shady-cold-war-land-deal/ twitter.com/eleven_ty/status/…4224

— Tatiana Mac (@TatianaTMac) December 5, 2019

Some good discussion on Tatiana’s tweet about this as well.

Cool URIs Don’t Change #

A number of you lovely people 🧐 have pointed out that our documentation prominently links to the classic W3C slogan “Cool URIs don’t change.” While it may be tempting to latch onto the dictionary definition of change, the spirit of this idea still holds true! Published URLs are a maintenance task and our prior URLs are still being actively maintained with redirects.

A small step in the right direction #

This may be a purely symbolic gesture for now as we do plan to keep the .io redirects in place for awhile. But having our canonical domain off of the .io TLD is an important gesture to make and creates space to retire .io completely at some point in the future. Appreciate your patience with this transition.


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