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Tidying up the Go web experience

Russ Cox
18 August 2021

In 2019, which seems like a decade ago, we launched, a new hub for Go developers, along with the companion site, providing information about Go packages and modules.

The web site contains useful information for people evaluating Go, but continued to serve distribution downloads, documentation, and a package reference for the standard library. Other sites —,,, and — hold additional material. It’s all a bit fragmented and confusing.

Over the next month or two we will be merging the sites into a single coherent web presence, here on You may have already noticed that links to the package reference docs for the standard library on now redirect to their equivalents on, which is a better experience today and will continue to improve. As the next step, the Go blog has moved to, starting with the post you are reading right now. (Of course, all the old blog posts are here too.)

As we move the content to its new home on, rest assured that all existing URLs will redirect to their new homes: no links will be broken.

We are excited to have a single coherent web site where everyone can find what they need to know about Go. It’s a small detail, but one long overdue.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, or you run into problems, please let us know via the “Report an Issue” link at the bottom of every page. Thanks!

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