Subdomain Destination


Some subdomains of are just HTTP redirects. Each of those subdomains has a DNS CNAME pointing to

The subdomain itself has a CNAME pointing to the origin server of This subdomain exists to make our dns zone easier to read. If the zone listed over 20 subdomains pointing to the origin server, it would be hard to figure out which sites are actually hosted on that server and which are mere redirects.

It may seem excessive to put so much effort into the readability of a DNS zone but the zone is the most central part of The long-term maintenance of the domain relies on its structure being transparent to any interested party, not just to one or two sysadmins.


The ground truth lies in projects.pose. Search for redirect in that file and you will find everything pertinent.