The Many URLs of CBC in Charlottetown

I’ve had the website of the CBC here in Charlottetown bookmarked for a long, long time — perhaps seven years? And the site has gone through a lot of URLs since I hacked together the very primitive first version back in the mid-1990s:

  • isn.net/cbc
  • charlottetown.cbc.ca
  • pei.cbc.ca
  • cbc.ca/pei

Of those, all but the first one (which, confusingly, redirects to the Charlottetown Yacht Club) still work. Or at least they get you to the right place in the end. I finally decided today to update my bookmarks to use the cbc.ca/pei address for the page; I fully expect that a committee in Toronto will decide that this should become something crazy like cbc.ca/local/pei as soon as I do this.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous on October 20, 2005 - 21:19

Glad to see you updated your bookmarks. Good job.

Charles's picture
Charles on October 21, 2005 - 06:20

Just to satisfy anyone’s curiousity, the http://isn.net/cbc/ was removed a while ago due to house cleaning, but there was a http://isn.net/cyc/ (Charlottetown Yacht Club) which redirects to the clubs new domain. Our web server spell checks non-existing words, so the one letter difference was a close enough match for it to bring up the wrong page.

I put the /cbc URL back, so all will be well if you lose your bookmarks and have to restore from a backup taken in the ’90s.

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on October 21, 2005 - 15:16

;-)

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