Announcing Gentle Wisdom International

The Earth seen from Apollo 17Gentle Wisdom has gone international! The .uk suffix has been dropped from its URL, which is now simply, with an optional www. prefix. The old URL and old links to individual posts should still work, with redirection to the new locations. But I would recommend updating links in blogrolls etc.

The blog is now also hosted “internationally”. I bought an “unlimited” hosting plan with a US-based hosting company,*, which includes the new domain name. That is one reason for the change.

It also makes sense for Gentle Wisdom to have a more international identity as currently less than 20% of visits here are from the UK, and nearly 60% are from the USA. But this will continue to be a British based blog, written in British English (but a few Americanisms might slip in) and offering a British perspective even when commenting on other countries’ affairs.

I hope that yesterday’s work in progress is now complete. If you notice any problems, please let me know by a comment here or through the contact form.

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0 thoughts on “Announcing Gentle Wisdom International

  1. There still seems to be a problem with old links to specific pages, which are not working. This should fix itself within a few hours, when the nameserver updates have fully propagated.

  2. Hmm, now I need to switch over your domain on the Library. You see I didn’t anticipate the same blog under a new domain when I coded it in the first place, which simply allowed me to depreciate the first blog and create a new entry. Let’s see if this works without exploding… 🙂


  3. Steve, sorry to give you a headache! But I’m not the first blogger to do this, and I’m sure I won’t be the last. You could continue to use the old domain name, but I’m not sure what would then happen with the not recognised message.

  4. No headache. 🙂

    For the Library to be a viable project I need to make sure that switching locations doesn’t break anything (as like you said, you’re not the first, and you certainly won’t be the last). So far the “UNRECOGNIZED” tag seems to be gone and working correctly and there was no kaboom. 🙂

    Now all that needs to be done is watch and wait and see if there are any gremlins to squash.


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