I’ve got two, likely related, questions. I’ve set up ActivityPub for my micro.blog (which has a custom domain name). I wanted to follow a couple of people, went to Discover and clicked the search button.
If I enter @email@example.com there, it’s not successful in finding Simon’s mastodon instance. @firstname.lastname@example.org does work, however. I think there’s a trick with “.well-known/” files (host-meta, webfinger, nodeinfo) that Simon (and others) have set up on their main sites in order to connect them to their fediverse sites.
So the first question is: is there a way to more fully support that, so that when I see someone say that their fediverse name is @foo@bar, I’ll be able to follow them without having to track down their subdomain name?
And then the second question is: since my micro.blog is on a subdomain, should I be able to set up my own main site to direct fediverse folks over to my subdomain? (That’s probably more a thing for me to try to google than actually a question for you, because I don’t know that micro.blog needs to support anything different for that to work…)
Anyhow, I appreciate how easy it was to get my micro.blog set up and connected to the fediverse!