Pardon my potentially dumb question, but how do the shorter DB names get resolved?

I have python code that looks like this:

conn = mysqldb.connect(host="enwiki.labsdb", db="enwiki_p", read_default_file="~/")

How does enwiki.labsdb get resolved to, I am assuming, and will this stop working on April 28th?

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 2:25 PM Joaquin Oltra Hernandez <> wrote:
This is a reminder of the timeline dates shared on March 12, 

In two weeks -April 15- the old cluster will migrate to utilize new replication hosts, at which point replication may stop.

In ~four weeks -April 28- the old hostnames will be redirected to the new cluster.

If you can, please test your code works with the new cluster before the redirects are in place.
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