It seems like all the newer SE sites are named topic.stackexchange.com.

Just to keep everything orthogonal what about adding serverfault.stackexchange.com as well and point it to serverfault.com?

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    Apart from some abstract sense of order, are there any concrete advantages to this? (SEO, perhaps)
    – Shog9
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 19:07
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    @Shog9 I don't believe there are any SEO advantages.
    – sysadmin1138 Mod
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 19:19
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    This is taking pedantry to breaking point. There has to be a reason to do such a thing and I seriously doubt anyone here can think of one. Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 5:37
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    So you are saying because I want it isn't a reason? It may not be a good reason, but it is a reason.
    – Zoredache
    Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 8:28
  • "I want" is a valid reason only to a toddler. Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 9:22

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This would seem logical, except none of the trilogy (SO/SF/SU) are accessible this way -- I believe the trilogy sites are still "special", and there might be a bit more involved than just the name...

If it is possible without requiring the sacrifice of a developer during the full moon I heartily approve though.

  • Arqade.com and askubuntu.com are special too (for possibly different reasons). For SE2 sites, getting your own domain name is a badge of honour.
    – user9517
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 18:36

I wouldn't see much of a problem coming from redirecting serverfault.stackexchange.com -> serverfault.com. But I'm sure the codebase uses the hostname of the site, so I doubt it would be trivial to add alternate hostnames to sites.

Arqade (gaming.stackexchange.com) already does this in the reverse, arqade.com -> gaming.stackexchange.com

  • That's true, if it's implemented as a 3xx redirect I don't expect it would be any issue since the browser is just going to re-request the page with the redirect target URI.
    – voretaq7
    Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 18:45

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