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https://thedonald.win now redirects to this:
Now we're back playing the Culture War over hanging on politics, perhaps this is the time to send in an expeditionary force to help them knock off any remnants of the old r/TheDonald cuckholdry? Their soil is now fertile and ready to accept more home truths.GOOD MORNING PATRIOTS!
Today is a big day - after five years, The Donald has rebranded to Patriots.win.
Don't worry: your accounts still work exactly the same, posts are the same, comments are the same, and the moderators are the same.
The first reason goes without saying... we're in a period of transition with yesterday's fraudulent inauguration. It will likely be some time before Trump gets back to actively communicating with his base, but we intend to do what we can to keep our part of this movement as active as ever.
We're not turning against Trump - not at all, our branding and our rules will remain the same for the immediate future. If Trump moves forward with the rumored Patriots Party, then we're perfectly positioned to fully support him in that endeavor.
For now, we'll shift our focus to calling out China, censorship, and Biden's evils that the media doesn't cover. We now have a more important role than we have since November 2016.
It is our duty to step up and call out the disaster that this administration will be.
We also intend to do more to get people involved in elections at a local level, including the potential of more localized communities.
This rebrand does not indicate a change in moderation policy.
The secondary reason for our rebrand is a precarious situation with the old domain. The TL;DR is that we don't have control over it, and we cannot risk that any longer.
TheDonald.win was always meant to be owned by a group, not a single man. Unfortunately, the domain was registered by a single moderator during our initial discussions about the prospect of moving away from Reddit. We pushed for the domain to be transferred to a shared legal entity before we ever released, but despite promises, it never happened, and we launched our Reddit backup in a hurry without getting the situation resolved. We knew this would come back to haunt us - and perhaps it has.
The man with control of the domain left the mod team a week ago, out of fear for himself and those around him. While he stated just two days ago to the media that he'd hand the domain over to one of our moderators with whom he has a good relationship, unfortunately that wasn't true, and doesn't look like it will be happening.
Given all of the above, the risk is too great. We're rebranding to Patriots.win, which is legally owned by five of our long-term moderators.
This also explains why we were pushing the backup domains so hard, and why I made a post warning you all about the potential of an 'FBI Honeypot'. That absolutely remains true, but the number one threat was a backstabbing by our own people, which thankfully has not occurred.
The final obstacle is that since we don't have control over the old domain, we don't have the contact with our domain registrar (Epik) that we should have, and our previous contact (the man with control of the old domain) is no longer relaying any information to us from Epik.
We hope and expect that TheDonald.win will continue to point to our servers even after our rebranding. We're incredibly important to the MAGA movement, and it would be a great disservice to try to take us down, especially during this tumultuous time.