Posted on August 19, 2018
Yesterday, I finally switched domain names from
jasonl.net. This was long overdue, for a variety of reasons:
- I haven't used the 3edgy6u moniker in years. Honestly, it's a bit too edgy of a username for me to use these days, and also there are just random websites out there that allow numbers in usernames but disallow numbers at the start of usernames. Incredibly arbitrary if you ask me, but it's just another inconvenience.
- I needed a more professional personal email. An
@3edgy6u.comaddress is not really something I can put on a resume, and I also can't keep an
@mit.eduaddress on it after college.
3edgy6u.comis a sketchy domain name with too many numbers. I've seen it get blocked on business firewalls and such.
The transition was a lot smoother than I expected, with only a few hiccups involving getting a new SSL certificate (since Let's Encrypt disabled TLS-SNI-01 validation). However, to avoid link rot, I'll keep the
3edgy6u.com domain up. Google Domains is a really good service, with free WHOIS privacy protection and easy setup for email redirects.
I had to settle with
jasonl.net after restricting myself to the
.net TLDs. It seems like this domain name has changed hands a couple of times already, as historical data on archive.org shows. I don't be see myself switching off of this domain though.