A previous feature request has come up for attention by the development team. The idea is that "softwareengineering.stackexchange.com" can be quite long and annoying in the cases where people have to type it into their browser.

The development team is offering a shorter subdomain for redirect, however "se" as a subdomain is off the table since the abbreviation "SE" is also used for the Stack Exchange network as a whole.

A few possible options are swe, swen, or sweng. Another option, of course, is that a shorter subdomain doesn't make sense (either in general or because se is off the table).

Thoughts from the community?

  • Seems like an insignificant optimisation when we still have to type in stackexchange. Would make more sense in the context of an overall URL minification initiative, for example swe.stackx.com
    – Dom
    Jun 25 at 0:55
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    I think Stack Exchange, Inc. should just buy Sweden. Then we can have swe.se. Jun 25 at 9:41

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I support swe because 3 is less than 4.

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    I support swe because that's the standard acronym/initialism (depending on how you say it) in the industry Jun 22 at 5:22

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