As the title says: will this SE always be accessible as https://programmers.stackexchange.com?

I still access it by typing pr in my browser's address bar because its official name shares a long prefix with https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com. Selecting what I meant by so from the history drop-down is, like, two extra keystrokes. And worse, I'd actually have to look at the menu items instead of relying on muscle memory. The horror!

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    I wonder how many external links would break by removing the alias.
    – Doc Brown
    Commented Apr 24, 2017 at 13:51

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There is no reason to break old links pointing here from elsewhere on the web. This site has URL aliases https://programmers.stackexchange.com and https://programmer.stackexchange.com which is pretty common on SE. The API shows the list of all aliases: for example, one can access Electronics site by going to http://chiphacker.com, or the Mathematics site by going to one of

These aliases exist for ~7 years (as long as the site itself). The old Programmers URL is just another one of those.

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    7 years...!? I'm getting old. Commented May 6, 2017 at 7:38

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