New TLD redirect?
Visiting the UK ElReg (.co.uk), I'm suddenly being forcibly redirected to the US (.com) site instead (yes, yes, I know, .com isn't solely US, but YKWIM).
Please, *please*, *please* turn that back off.
This topic was created by Steve Foster .
Hi - don't worry, you're not missing any content. It's still the same site and articles.
It's a reflection of the fact that after 20+ years of publishing, we're reaching readers and advertisers in all parts of the world. We're still headquartered in the UK and still have the same core values: irreverent, independent, and investigative.
Except you broke my saved logins and cookie preferences.
And quite frankly, I don't WANT to visit theregister.com, I WANT to visit theregister.co.uk. I don't really care that they're same site underneath, I likes what I likes.
Why couldn't you just have both domains point to the same place without the redirect?
If both are available, and working, why not just leave visitors on whichever one they chose to use? (especially when you've previously received negative feedback about forced redirection)
Even worse are those sites that then drop you on some sort of "pick your region" landing page, when the URL you typed expressly contained the relevant region in the first place!