Prismo is working again! Sign-ups are opened.
Sadly, we needed to change the domain name to https://prismo.xyz so update your bookmarks and bookmarklets!
Could you explain why the domain had so change ? Is it an AP problem ?
It could be bad if you take the domain of an old AP instance and create your on it. Even more if you are unaware it's an old instance name.
In reality, I'm not sure it would be painless. Mastodon makes a lot of wrong assumptions about account identity.
But in practice, I think mastodon.rocks accidentally deleted their database once without backups, and they came back on the same domain. Not sure if there were any collisions though.
Follows should not be transferred, because the account should have a different public/private key. But Mastodon uses "user@domain" for internal lookup instead of unique location-independent id. So the new account won't hijack the old account, but also it might fail delivery because "account already exists". This happened when krita changed only their username to Krita.
@Zykino @prismo that's because rss does nothing but check periodically for updates. no authentication, no validation. an activitypub Follow is meaningless until handled by software, so to hijack an old account you'd have to not only have the same name, but you'd have to start delivering to the same servers/people. and even if you can reconstruct the address book and followers collection somehow, the servers can reject your message for having a different public key, or for failing signature.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!