DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Sep. 04, 2018 1 min read

I would not recommend anyone to use Medium for a new publication without custom domain support. Medium has proven themselves an excessively volatile partner to publications already. Their whims will change again. You need an escape hatch.  https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003053487-Custom-Domains-service-deprecation 

Also: "If you already have a custom domain on Medium, nothing will change for you for the foreseeable future, and your domain will continue to work as expected". What a shitty way to sow doubt amongst existing publications. Signal vs Noise is OUT the second this changes.

And the strong implied suggestion that this will change, Medium's "foreseeable future" seems to be about a fortnight, should we prod all publishers to have their contingency plans ready to go. What a shame.

Three years ago we explained why moving Signal v Noise to Medium made sense to us. I'm very happy with the time we've spent on the platform so far, but the choice wouldn't look so simple today.  https://m.signalvnoise.com/signal-v-noise-moves-to-medium-c8083ce19686 

After further review, we're going to be leaving Medium at some point in the near-to-mid-term future. Thanks for all the fish, @ev! You built a beautiful typewriter, the early community was awesome, and I respect trying something different. Shame about the VC pressures. Adieu!


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