Open source diagramming is moving to diagrams.net, slowly
draw.io will slowly transition to become diagrams.net during 2020 for security reasons. Nothing will change for you, apart from seeing a different URL and logo. www.draw.io will continue to serve the application correctly, we won’t even redirect you.
The Atlassian integrations are not affected, they will continue to be branded as draw.io.
There are two major problems with .io domains:
The first is that the islands which should own the domain suffix, don’t, thanks to a wonderful piece of modern day British Imperialism. If you ever feel the need to donate to us, please give it to a more worthy cause.
Secondly, there was a security issue with the .io domain. In 2017, a researcher managed to take control of four of the seven authoritative name servers for the .io domain. We accept that mistakes can happen, strong processes limit the chances of them happening, but they still can.
However, the domain administrator made no attempt, at any time, to communicate with anyone about the issue. We’ve no evidence to suggest there is anything to be worried about, but the complete lack of communications means we have lost trust in whoever controls .io domains.
draw.io in Atlassian
draw.io will remain as-is within Atlassian. Our partnership in that ecosystem with //SEIBERT/MEDIA will continue in the same way for a long time to come.
The current Atlassian specific web site at about.draw.io will move away from the .io domain to drawio-app.com.
We will be building our a new web site at www.diagrams.net and this is focused on the core open source project and the reference implementation at app.diagrams.net.
We are testing https://app.diagrams.net to check everything that works on the draw.io domain works there. Don’t switch away from www.draw.io just yet.
When we’re happy with the new app sub-domain we’ll mark it as the canonical domain and file open requests from Google Drive will be sent there. We don’t have redirection plans.
What do I need to do?
Hopefully, nothing. If you use draw.io within your group or company, maybe send a message to let your colleagues know the name is changing. There is time to feedback any concerns you may have.
If you have questions, please post them to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/drawio. If it’s technical you can open an issue at GitHub.