When H-Net decided in 1994 to develop a physical home for its computing resources instead of depending on the charity of widely scattered institutions, Michigan State University stepped up to provide initial technology support, office space and other resources. One of the legacies of that era is that our original hostnames all ended in h-net.msu.edu.
Over the years since H-Net has gone through many changes, including becoming a not-for-profit corporation, launching the H-Net Commons, and registering the h-net.org domain name. MSU has likewise undergone many changes. Because of changes in MSU's information technology environment, H-Net will no longer use h-net.msu.edu hostnames. H-Net will now use h-net.org hostnames for all services and content. While we don't expect to immediately break the old hostnames, we don't know how long they will continue to work. Thus, it's important to take action now.
The changes outlined here will take effect on January 16, 2019.
You may need to change:
- Bookmarks or link URLs
- Mailer configurations - identity, and where to fetch or send mail
- Address book entries
- Mailing list subscriptions