This has been driving me crazy for weeks. What's the word for when a program or API is being shut down?

The servers are being twilighted.

The API is being moonlighted.

I know that neither of these are it, but they're all I can think of when I'm trying to remember this word.

To prove that I thoroughly did try finding this on my own, and that every time I ran a Google search I failed to find it, here's the searches:

Also, the terminology is not on the Wikipedia page for end-of-life.


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You are probably thinking about sunsetting a product/service.

  • This is probably an instance of my neurodegenerative disorder swapping the meanings of words in my head, so instead of sun + setting I got moon + lighting. Thanks. Aug 9, 2016 at 16:09

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