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#7150 closed feature request (reported-upstream)

Make wp.zip redirect to https://wordpress.org

Reported by: chrisdavidmiles's profile chrisdavidmiles Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: General Keywords: 2nd-opinion
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Description

I bought the domain wp.zip shortly after the TLD went live to make sure it was not purchased by spammers. I'm working with @chanthaboune to get the domain into a registrar account owned by The WordPress Foundation.

This ticket is about how the url should behave (what should happen when someone visits https://wp.zip in a browser or does wget wp.zip from a terminal, etc).

I would recommend that the url just redirect all urls at wp.zip/* to wordpress.org as it's currently set to do. I don't want to encourage people to use any domain other than wordpress.org for things that are hosted at wordpress.org. So I don't think it would be a good idea to set up a wildcard redirect or redirect to https://wordpress.org/latest.zip .

In my mind, the importance of having this domain be owned and controlled by The WordPress Foundation is to make sure the domain is not used maliciously, not to find a clever use for it. And the url wordpress.org/latest.zip is already a short enough url to type lots of times.

That's my take, but I'm open to other opinions on how wp.zip should behave, or how the WordPress project can use it.

Change History (4)

#1 @sippis
10 months ago

+1 for having it just redirect to wordpress.org

Here's a great good explanation of why having .zip domain matters, the TLD can be (and some sources suggest that it is already) exploited quite easily. https://medium.com/@bobbyrsec/the-dangers-of-googles-zip-tld-5e1e675e59a5

Version 1, edited 10 months ago by sippis (previous) (next) (diff)

#2 @Otto42
10 months ago

Agreed. While it is tempting to have it redirect to the latest zip file, for various coolness reasons, the link should remain on wordpress.org along with everything official.

#3 @afragen
10 months ago

Thank you Chris for thinking ahead and resolving this potential issue.

#4 @dd32
10 months ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

It doesn't seem like there's anything that needs handling here specifically.

All of our typo/non-primary domains automatically redirect to WordPress.org.

Since we're not going to add any specific handling towards ZIPs or anything for this domain based on the above discussion (and my personal opinion) I'm going to close this as being handled upstream (the domain transfer via the foundation, and the steps our systems team does for all domains).

If anyone feels strongly that this should redirect to the latest WP zip or something like that, feel free to add some discussion here, and re-open if there's an agreement.

For anyone else, if you have a domain which conflicts with the WordPress trademark usage guidelines, or you think should be owned by the Foundation, please Contact the WordPress Foundation directly.

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