Thanks to @ebkalderon transferring ownership of the
amethyst.rs domain to the Amethyst org, we can now resume using this domain for all of our public-facing assets.
amethyst.rs superior to
- It has a much stronger SEO status thanks to many incoming links. (Just type “amethyst engine” into Google to confirm)
- It’s short and memorable. Single-word domains like these are in very high demand.
- While one could argue that we don’t want to be too closely tied to Rust by following the
.rsconvention (which is actually the top-level domain for Serbia and Kosovo), Rust developers will undoubtedly remain our primary audience for the next 2-3 years, so we might as well keep playing to that strength.
We will keep using amethyst-engine.org for any kind of infrastructure we’ve already got set up and perhaps all future infrastructure as well. However anything that is public and which is meant to attract the widest possible audience should live on the
amethyst.rs domain. Right now, that means:
- Docs (already there)
- Forum (low priority, can wait)
As far as I can tell, it looks like we could move the live site on
amethyst.rs with minimal redirects:
/sponsorsshould redirect to
/donateand its contents should also be merged into that page.
/get-startedshould redirect to
There are other improvements for content & structure that I’d like to discuss, but before getting into that I’d really like to focus on going live with the new design.