DO Ideas 2

Standardize status page; use a single URL

Having two URLs (http://www.digitaloceanstatus.com and http://status.digitalocean.com) pointing to the same page is confusing;
Are they actually the same page, or a copy? Which one is 'leading'?

It's OK to have both URLs as an entry-point, but redirect one to the other, e.g. http://www.digitaloceanstatus.com -> http://status.digitalocean.com

  • Sebastiaan van Stijn
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    They are actually the same. The reason we have to is that many people are used to going to status.domain.com to access status information. Since we run on our own DNS servers if there was an issue that affected our DNS servers this page maybe inaccessible which is why we provided an alternative domain name for it as well, digitaloceanstatus.com which isn't hosted on our DNS to ensure that customers would be able to access status information. Thanks, Moisey
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  • Sebastiaan van Stijn commented
    September 11, 2018 18:05

    Isn't that why multiple DNS-servers can be specified for a domain? Still think it's not very useful to use to different domains for the same page. People unaware of the other domain, won't be able to reach the page if the DNS is down..

  • Sebastiaan van Stijn commented
    September 11, 2018 18:05

    @pablo I read that somewhere yes. My reason for posting this issue is to prevent confusion; even though they are aliasses, it's confusing. Therefore it's bet to redirect to a single URL.

    Should be easy to implement and a (although minor) usability improvement.

  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:05

    I think one is an alias of the other. Not sure, though...