We have decided to officially retire the rest.wikimedia.org domain in
favor of /api/rest_v1/ at each individual project domain. For example,
Most clients already use the new path, and benefit from better
performance from geo-distributed caching, no additional DNS lookups,
and sharing of TLS / HTTP2 connections.
We intend to shut down the rest.wikimedia.org entry point around
March, so please adjust your clients to use /api/rest_v1/ soon.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Principal Engineer, Wikimedia Foundation