Small functionality change to!

Hey friends! We just wanted to give a brief heads up that we are removing a very infrequently used HTML sharing feature, but have a workaround for you if you used it!

Unfortunately, we discovered that despite its usefulness, it was also being used to launch phishing attacks, and we don’t want that! So we’re shutting down that feature. To host HTML directly to the browser, you will need to use your own domain.

Previously, if someone wanted to host a small website on Storj, they had two mechanisms to do so:

  1. The most common way is to use uplink share --dns=domain sj://bucket/path/, which did and does work great, to configure your own domain to use Storj as the backend.
  2. A less well known way to host a website was to use URL sharing, such as Notice the raw part of the URL. Similar functionality could be achieved by adding ?wrap=0 to the end of the URL.

Today, we’re disabling serving HTML through the second route. You can still share files (including HTML files) through, but we’ve made a change so that your browser won’t render HTML files.

We may bring back a similar feature using subdomains in the future if there is demand, but for now:

  • If you are using to share files for download, you are unaffected.
  • If you are using to share videos or media, you are unaffected.
  • If you are using custom domain hosting to share websites, you are unaffected.
  • You are only affected if you were using to host websites.

If you didn’t know Storj can be used to host websites, please check out our excellent documentation for custom domain name hosting here: Host a Static Website with the Uplink CLI and Linksharing Service - Storj DCS

This change will make our service safer, so thank you for understanding!