What's Running OH.MG
Date: 2022 05 11
The site is a gemini site, churned out to static files on the WWW.
Introduction to "gemtext" markup
Server - Web
OH.MG is comprised of five geographically seperated web servers behind a CDN to improve performance, connect to each location where the specific content is hosted, and to cache / limit the need to regenerate HTML content too frequently.
OH.MG is published from more friendly countries not only for privacy and freedom of expression, but also tend to use more ecological methods of powering their data centres :
- South Africa
- limited sections in Australia
Server - Gemini
OM.Gay's gemini is hosted with Sourcehut Pages on a single publishing point
Server - Gopher
OH.MGopher is hosted on site in Paris, France - currently there is no automated mirroring between Gemini and the content may be stale.
DNS is hosted by ClouDNS, 1984.is, or CloudFlare (currently being demissioned).
This site doesn't use web trackers, only GoatCounter and Plausable that records site usage information and not individual user data.
More information at GoatCounter.com
More information at Plausable.io
Mail is hosted in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, or France depending on the domain.
There are three active domains currently in use - oh.mg, free.mg, and om.gay. There are also additional domains under different cc / gTLDs in use but not listed.
.bi is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Burundi. It is administered by the Burundi National Center of Information Technology.
.bj is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Benin. It is administered by the Office of Stations and Telecommunications of Benin. Despite having no "j" in its name in any of its official languages, Benin was allocated .bj as the other possible codes .be, .bn, and .bi had already allocated to other entities.
.gay is a top-level domain name. It was proposed in ICANN's New generic top-level domain (gTLD) Program, and became available to the general public in September 2020.
.gd is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Grenada.
.je is the country code top-level domain for Jersey. The domain is administered by Island Networks, who also administer the .gg domain for neighbouring territory Guernsey.
.mg is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Madagascar.
.mr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mauritania.
.sg is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Singapore. It was first registered in September 1988. It is administered by the Singapore Network Information Centre.
.tc is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Turks and Caicos Islands.
.ua is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Ukraine.
.wales / .cymru 🇬🇧
.wales is one of two geographic top level domains for Wales (the other being .cymru) which were put forth by Nominet UK in 2012. Final approval for both top level domains for Wales was granted by ICANN in June 2014
There are some legacy ones knocking around, but generally they're now starting to redirect here.
OH.MG either fully blocks or throttles traffic from certain countries due to excessive bot attacks or because their governments are generally being shitty to the population. All countries listed here are guilty of at least one of the above and I'll leave you to decide which.
Throttled / At Risk of Block