Jabber XMPP service closing down
The no-sense.net XMPP service will be operational until January 1st, 2023
jabber.no-sense.net has been operational since 2002 and has been a public service since 2009. After 20 years of service unfortunately the time has come to close the service. There are several reasons for this:
In 2023 this service will close down.
Registration of new users is not possible any more.
Luckily there are still enough XMPP servers in the world and moving from here to one of those is not difficult.
- It has become too expensive to maintain.
I have never allowed any advertisements on this site and the site has not been sponsored since 2012.
- It has become too time-consuming.
I am not able any more to put in the time needed to keep this site safe and sound.
- XMPP has lost the "chat wars".
About 12 years ago XMPP was by far the best instant messaging protocol available and it was used by the biggest companies. Facebook Messenger, Google Chat and several others were using XMPP. For others like IRC, Yahoo Chat and ICQ gateways were available to allow seamless connection to your friends, whatever chat they were using.
Unfortunately since that time pretty much nothing was done to improve XMPP. New features were asked like easy file transfer, image and clips, emojis, group chat and the like. The XMPP committee completely failed to come up with single and unambiguous standards to implement those which caused all major players to move away from XMPP. As far as I can tell the XMPP committee has moved away as well - I have not noticed any update to any XMPP standards the last 3 years and the features mentioned are still not part of the XMPP standard in an unambiguous way
- Impossible to maintain proper security and safety
As a consequence of the above, developers have also stopped developing their XMPP service software both clients and server software. The XMPP server software I am using has been abandoned since 2018 and it's getting more and more difficult to keep it safe and secure. In fact, in the near future the encryption it uses will be obsolete and I've found it impossible to update it to the latest safety standards any more.
A good list of alternatives can be found at jabber.at, most of those are free to register and use.
Please note that all personal information stored at the server will be deleted in January and no information will remain.
Thank you for all the support I've received and I wish you all the best, both online and offline. You can contact me for help in moving to a new server via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.