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Offline Jack_E

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« Posted 2011-07-27 08:21:27 »

For two days, I was wondering why the JGO-site wasn't working,
but now I found out that the domain-name has changed,
(from javagaming.org to java-gaming.org), wtf ?!    

Huh

Did I miss something, when/where was this announced ?

I'm wondering how much more people are now
still waiting for the JGO-site 'to be up again' ...
Offline Z-Man
« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-07-27 08:55:17 »

AFAIK It has been java-gaming.org for months now. The old url (javagaming.org) was probably redirecting you to java-gaming.org and that stopped for some reason.
Offline Mads

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-07-27 09:10:54 »

It's been like described above for.. years? It's not the first time the javagaming.org one has been down.
Just wait, Riven probably has his reasons  Pointing

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-07-27 13:55:51 »

When I took over JGO, I couldn't take over the domain javagaming.org, it is still the property of Oracle. Hence I registered java-gaming.org and asked the kind webmaster (Charlie) to redirect all traffic from javagaming.org to java-gaming.org. So while yuou entered JGO through javagaming.org, you've always had java-gaming.org in your addressbar.

Every once in a while javagaming.org stops redirecting traffic. I will contact Charlie about this.

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Offline jezek2
« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:07:50 »

What about showing some popup (showed within page, not real popup window) informing users that domain has changed if they come from the old domain? The change is so subtle that many probably just didn't noticed.
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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:12:05 »

There is nothing that distinguishes the http requests. Absolutely nothing.

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Offline jezek2
« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:26:28 »

What about changing the redirect on old JGO domain so it adds some GET parameter, and when you detect it, you redirect to URL on new JGO domain without it and show the popup?
Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:29:40 »

As I remember, for a few months riven did show a little message about the name change at the top of the forum window.

It's a pretty minor issue. Most people would come here from google searches which use the hyphenated name.

Only old timers with stale book marks will have the old address stored.

Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:33:19 »

Btw the response time for problems is pretty quick now!

Funny how patient everyone was with ChrisM compared with Riven lol.

In the bad old days the forums used to go down for days with no explanation. Not so anymore.


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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-07-27 14:44:09 »

Funny how patient everyone was with ChrisM compared with Riven lol.

Just wait, Riven probably has his reasons  Pointing

Funny how people assume there is a deeper meaning behind every techincal issue Smiley

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-07-31 00:07:12 »

Funny how patient everyone was with ChrisM compared with Riven lol.

Just wait, Riven probably has his reasons  Pointing

Funny how people assume there is a deeper meaning behind every techincal issue Smiley

To me, it's a huge change every time it stops redirecting, so I guessed everybody noticed, and that there would be a reason for it to happen  Tongue

Offline Evil-Devil

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-08-03 10:47:04 »

There has been a popup? When? Never seen one.

So i thought the last weeks the site is down again as javagaming.org is not working. Google helped me to find the tld with the hyphen inside.
Gladly the site is not down Smiley
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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-08-03 11:57:12 »

There has been a popup? When? Never seen one.
There wasn't Smiley CommanderKeith is probably confused with another site. Smiley

So i thought the last weeks the site is down again as javagaming.org is not working. Google helped me to find the tld with the hyphen inside.
Gladly the site is not down Smiley
There is stuff done behind the scenes to so fix this problem. At the moment we're losing 30% of traffic to JGO.

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Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-08-18 06:19:34 »

And, I should have had the re-direct done sooner.  My bad, lots going on as always.  The domain transfer request is in and Oracle has agreed to release the domain name to me.  As soon as Oracle sends their reply e-mail, I can repoint the DNS.

Chris

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-08-18 10:32:31 »

I still think it's mind boggling that Oracle's lawyers released the domainname to JGO! Smiley

I'm very grateful Chris and Charlie worked out the legal issues (if any).

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Offline Trafalgar

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2011-08-19 03:41:18 »

By the by, http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/2D/index.jsp has a link to javagaming.org. I actually followed the link a little while ago and wondered why it went to a nonexistant webpage, then googled it and found this forum, and it was several minutes before I was convinced that it was actually the same site that the link was supposed to be pointing to.
Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #16 - Posted 2011-08-21 20:44:08 »

After the changeover, which should be any day now (if Oracle does not send in the agreement within 5 days it reverts to me automatically anyway), we should then change back to javagaming.org, keep all old links in tact and then work on SEO best practices to help build the site out.  I can even tap my web team from my day job for assistance.

Chris

I still think it's mind boggling that Oracle's lawyers released the domainname to JGO! Smiley

I'm very grateful Chris and Charlie worked out the legal issues (if any).

No worries, and yes, there were some.  Biggest one is our re-branding as JGO so we don't run afoul of their naming requirements.

Offline SwampChicken
« Reply #17 - Posted 2011-08-22 07:05:49 »

Does anyone know of a way to remove individual URL histories from firefox (without removing the whole lot) as the older domain keeps coming up first for me.
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« Reply #18 - Posted 2011-08-22 09:52:36 »

shift+del on the dropdown entry

Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2011-08-27 05:20:06 »

GOOD NEWS!  The original javagaming.org has been transferred over to me as of this evening.  I am waiting for the lock to be released tomorrow and for the DNS cache to propagate.  I can then point to the servers and we have the old site completely back in tact.  W00T!

Chris

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2011-08-27 15:21:55 »

oh nice, finally!

can see the dns has been changed now from oracle to you.
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« Reply #21 - Posted 2011-08-27 16:12:19 »

 Grin

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Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2011-08-27 21:23:15 »

Nameservers are changed.  Will take between 2 hours and 48 hours to complete....THEN, I have the ability to change the DNS.

EDIT:  Forwarding has been initiated.  Should take place within the hour.

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2011-08-27 21:44:00 »

My webserver has been setup to handle incoming traffic from the old/new domain. Hopefully it will work right away Smiley If not, feel free to publically blame me [you].

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Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2011-08-27 21:45:56 »

It should, it will be doing masked forwarding from the domain to java-gaming.org  This way, both new and old links stay in tact until you move them all over, if that is what we decide, to javagaming.org (one word, no hyphen).

Chris

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2011-08-27 21:56:00 »

Do you mean you're going to run a webserver which will do a http level redirect? If so, why not point the dns to my webserver's ip address right away? That way it will also simply serve the same content for both domains, without the additional redirect. But maybe I'm misinterpreting 'masked forwarding' ... Smiley

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Offline Z-Man
« Reply #26 - Posted 2011-08-27 21:59:44 »

I vote for switching to javagaming.org AND publicly blaming Riven if something goes wrong. Thanks for working to get the domain name stuff figured out Chris  Cheesy

EDIT: Apparently masked forwarding allows you to redirect the domain name to another site but conceal the web address of the other site. http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/domains/domainfeatures/forwarding/forwarding-07.html
Offline ChrisM

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2011-08-27 22:06:48 »

Do you mean you're going to run a webserver which will do a http level redirect? If so, why not point the dns to my webserver's ip address right away? That way it will also simply serve the same content for both domains, without the additional redirect. But maybe I'm misinterpreting 'masked forwarding' ... Smiley

I will, but the nameserver transfer takes time.  After it is logged in my ISP's database and it has propagated, I will be able to point to your ip address. The forwarding is just a temporary fix until this happens Smiley

Chris

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2011-08-28 03:33:58 »

I blame SOCIETY! (and Riven)

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2011-08-28 13:02:13 »

I get a GoDaddy "Is this your domain?" page.

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