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A little while ago, there was a pulse of noise here about the question of domain names: *.stackechange.net versus something.clever.com.

My recollection is that the endstate of that discussion was that the management had plonked for *.stackexchange.net.

Now I see askubuntu.com and some others. Was there a further flip of the flop?

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Also answers.onstartups.com – Aarobot Oct 19 '10 at 3:35
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If you are referring to

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/10/domain-names-the-wrong-question/

This is covered in

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/10/ubuntu-stack-exchange-is-askubuntu-com/

  1. this partnership predates that decision

  2. I’d argue that the possibility of a redirect from ask.ubuntu.com (tbd, but under discussion) invokes the “act of God” provision in our naming rules. That’d be like apple.com endorsing our apple site.

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