Today’s web needs more .org sites. I’m changing this site’s extension to thanosapollo.org from .com.
I’ve first registered this site using
the default when it comes to today’s websites, roughly 50% of
websites use it and that’s what most users are familiar with.
.comstands for commercial/for profit, although it’s sometimes also used by blogs and nonprofit sites to capture more visitors. On the other hand,
.orgis associated with nonprofit organizations, or that generally provide free information and resources.
The context of this post refers to
.orgnot just as a top level domain, but as a freely accessible FOSS site.
Why switch to .org and why we need more .org sites
I’m not planning to use this site for any kind of commercial/for
profit purpose, having a
.org extension implies that this site purpose
is non-commercial. Even though it’s less popular, I find that today’s
web landscape needs more
.org sites and less
We need more sites that offer free information for all and less people
behind proprietary platforms. I hope in the future we have more people
actually owning the sites they share their content. They might make
blogs or whatever else they like, as long as less of them end up at
the mercy of big tech
Even if you are after creating only for-profit content, making your business depend entirely on a 3rd party is not the brightest idea.
Difficulties of changing my site to .org
The only issue with changing my site’s extension was updating my project’s git remotes & package recipes as well email services to the new domain name. Although this is more of an inconvenience rather than an actual difficulty.