www.gov.uk – Replacing the master (dot com) of Previous Government Departmental Web Domains?

By the by, I ran a search on the deprecated dwp.gov.uk website earlier today (Google took me there originally, I think, rather than to the new site reached via http://www.gov.uk/dwp):

search on dwp.gov.uk

and ended up on a search results page with the URL http://dwp.gov.uk.master.com/texis/master/search/?q=sharing+data+local+authority&s=SS:

dwp search

(The results appear to be broken – on the first link at least, the redirect from the results page goes to a largely irrelevant link on the new gov.uk site.)

Hmm…, master.com?

master.com homepage

Ooh – slick… ‘ere, gov, wanna buy a new motorwebservice?

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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