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Will popular Stack Exchange sites get their own domain?
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AFAIK, out of all Stack Exchange sites, only three sites have got dedicated domain name: Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault. All others are hosted on a subdomain of stackexchange.com.
I want to know when a subdomain-hosted SE site would get a dedicated domain name. Simply, what's the eligibility criteria for it?


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Critical mass on levels compared to the Trilogy and the ability to describe your site in one sentence used to be the mantra passed around.

Previous sites have names based on a previous decision by SE Inc. which has since been reverted.

Up to now only exceptional cases such as sexuality.stackexchange.com have been offered domains. Gaming rivals the trilogy but I have not seen any change in domain. So I think it would be best not to believe you will get a domain. It's just not going to happen unless you are the exception.

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

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    Sexuality.SE had its own domain? Why?
    – Pekka
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 21:54
  • @Pekka'sReputationBordello see discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/3938/…
    – phwd
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 23:07
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    I see. So the way to get your own domain is to link your site's subject to something naughty. Get creative, folks! :)
    – Pekka
    Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 23:37

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