Problem with XiY.net
PMurray at law.uconn.edu
Sun Sep 22 21:59:13 EDT 2002
--On Thursday, September 19, 2002 7:05 AM -0700 "Ebenezer, Catherine"
<Catherine.Ebenezer at slam.nhs.uk> wrote:
> For the last year we have used XiY.net as our URL forwarding service,
> giving us the address http://slamlibrary.xiy.net instead of the very
> user-hostile http://stlis.thenhs.com/hln/s_london/lsw/main/index.htm.
> For the last week the XiY.net site has been down, and nothing appears
> to be being done about it.
I suggest taking a look at PURLs. Run by OCLC, it is likely to remain
active for a while. From the Introduction:
A PURL is a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator. Functionally, a
PURL is a URL. However, instead of pointing directly to the location
of an Internet resource, a PURL points to an intermediate resolution
service. The PURL resolution service associates the PURL with the
actual URL and returns that URL to the client. The client can then
complete the URL transaction in the normal fashion. In Web parlance,
this is a standard HTTP redirect.
Your address won't look like what you had before -- rather, it will look
Alternatively, you can use one of the URL forwarding services like those
supplied by <http://home.v3.com/>. I think for about US$15/year, you
can get a forwarding domain name like you had before with no pop-up
Peter Murray, Computer Services Librarian W: 860-570-5233
University of Connecticut Law School Hartford, Connecticut
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