The Board's website address is now www.tcbmds.org and the email addresses will be "@tcbmds.org." The part of the email address before "@" remains the same.
For the time being, both the old and new domains are working. However, the old name - mdsadamhs.mh.state.oh.us - will "forward" to the new one. If you click an old bookmark or type in "www.mdsadamhs.mh.state.oh.us" there will be a momentary pause, and your browser will load "www.tcbmds.org."
Similarly, when using an older mail list or typing in an email address as "LastFI@mdsadamhs.mh.state.oh.us" the message will still be delivered, but email coming from the Board will use the "@tcbmds.org" domain name.
"Transitioning websites and email from one domain name to another is never easy, and can cause some confusion for users," said Brad Reed, Director of Community Resource Development for the Tri-County Board. "However, our older domain name was very long and parts were often mistyped or missed altogether. Taking the steps to convert to the more commonly used .org greatly simplifies the process of reciting our address on the phone, or in other media."
Reed said the old domain name was impractical to use in social media or in campaigns using billboards, radio or anyplace the audience needed to remember the address. "Twitter, for instance, only allows 144 characters, so using 28 just on our web address really was not effective," he said. "All of our media accounts now use the same six letters - tcbmds - which stand for Tri-County Board Miami Darke Shelby. On the web, the address is www.tcbmds.org. Email is @tcbmds.org. We have a Facebook page at /tcbmds, and on Twitter we are @tcbmds. This change will greatly simplify our online outreach."
Questions about the new domain name or any of the Tri-County Board's social media accounts may be directed to Brad Reed, Director of Community Resource Development, by email at ReedB@tcbmds.org.