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Redirecting requests to

Julie Qiu
15 December 2020

With the introduction of Go modules and the growth of the Go ecosystem, was launched in 2019 to provide a central place where developers can discover and evaluate Go packages and modules. Like, serves Go documentation, but it also supports modules, better search functionality, and signals to help Go users to find the right packages.

As we shared in January 2020, our goal is to eventually redirect traffic from to the corresponding page on We’ve also made it possible for users to opt in to redirecting their own requests from to

We’ve received a lot of great feedback this year, which has been tracked and resolved through the pkgsite/ and pkgsite/design-2020 milestones on the Go issue tracker. Your feedback resulted in support for popular feature requests on, open sourcing pkgsite, and most recently, a redesign of

Next Steps

The next step in this migration is to redirect all requests from to the corresponding page on

This will happen in early 2021, once the work tracked at the pkgsite/ milestone is complete.

During this migration, updates will be posted to Go issue 43178.

We encourage everyone to begin using today. You can do so by visiting, or clicking “Always use” in the top right corner of any page.


Will URLs continue to work?

Yes! We will redirect all requests arriving at to the equivalent page on, so all your bookmarks and links will continue to take you to the documentation you need.

What will happen to the golang/gddo repository?

The gddo repository will remain available for anyone who wants to keep running it themselves, or even fork and improve it. We will mark it archived to make clear that we will no longer accept contributions. However, you will be able to continue forking the repository.

Will continue to work?

This transition will have no impact on Until an API is available for, will continue to serve traffic. See Go issue 36785 for updates on an API for

Will my badges keep working?

Yes! Badge URLs will redirect to the equivalent URL on too. Your page will automatically get a new badge. You can also generate a new badge at if you would like to update your badge link.


As always, feel free to file an issue on the Go issue tracker for any feedback.

Contributing is an open source project. If you’re interested in contributing to the pkgsite project, check out the contribution guidelines or join the #pkgsite channel on Gophers Slack to learn more.

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