Simplifying our name

Today we are excited to announce that we have officially begun to migrate our website update and monitoring service to the watchful.net domain. Our original domain name watchful.li will be phased out.

Since launching in 2012, Watchful has had a complicated relationship with its domain name watchful.li.  As we have explained to many folks at conferences and online, the idea of the .li domain was intended to be a clever verbal twist on the idea of "fully" monitoring your websites.

However, the choice has led to more confusion than anything else, and we decided to switch to the much more traditional and very fitting .net domain. Effective immediately, the retail/support website you are currently using has been switched to watchful.net. Going forward, the Watchful dashboard will also be switched. 

White list email

As the migration to the new domain continues, the email address used to send notification emails will also change. To prepare for this change, please white list the following email address and/or add it to your contacts:

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Update bookmarks

This transition to the .net domain should be seamless for users as requests sent to https://watchful.li will be redirected to https://watchful.net.  

If you continue to use existing bookmarks, we recommend that you update them with the new domain name. 

Update password managers

The Watchful app has not yet been migrated to the new domain and can still be found at https://app.watchful.li/. However, we recommend that you modify any password manager entries for Watchful so that both the .li and .net domains will be recognized. Here are some instructions for popular password managers:

  • 1Password — Simply enter a new URL field for the Watchful record and enter https://watchful.net. The record should now contain two URL fields. 
  • LastPass — Edit the Equivalent Domains so that watchful.li and watchful.net are assumed to be "equivalent"/interchangeable. Full details on this can be found on in the LastPass Support area.

If you have any questions related to this change to the new domain, please do send us a note using the support button on the Watchful dashboard.