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Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby dnr_ron on Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:00 pm

Anyone know why Distrowatch is unavailable?
Last edited by karlchen on Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:41 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Moved this thread to the "Chit-Chat" section, because Distrowatch.com is not part of Linux Mint, Ubuntu based or Debian based
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby steanne on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:05 am

i think it's just a dns problem. replacing .com with .org will still load the site.
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby veggieisdelicious on Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:48 am

It seems the .org is also unavailable. I can't acess it .
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby excollier on Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:13 am

.org working this morning
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby /dev/urandom on Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:41 am

.org works for me. DW doesn't have a blog, right?
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby zerozero on Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:50 am

http://distrowatch.org/weekly.php?issue ... 7#sitenews
DistroWatch.com domain name status

As many of you noticed, the distrowatch.com domain name was suspended by the domain's registrar, Doteasy, last Sunday. I don't want to go into details about what exactly happened as it's a long and boring story. Suffice to say that I feel grossly aggrieved by the series of greedy and malicious actions taken by Doteasy and as soon as I get this sorted out, I will be looking into transferring the distrowatch.com domain name to another registrar. If any of you have a recommendation for a good registrar (preferably with customer support personnel that is competent), please let me know in the comments section below or send me an email to distrowatch@yandex.ru (the distrowatch.com mail service has also been suspended by Doteasy).
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby Night Wing on Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:12 am

I just accessed DistroWatch using (.org) in the address.
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby Pierre on Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:57 am

http://distrowatch.org/
is fine
- just read "DistroWatch Weekly"

http://distrowatch.com/
is down still. ..
- with an error from Doteasy.com

Edit: if, it is as suspected - an resources overuse issue,
then they may have some troubles in getting a hosting company,
who is able or willing to assist.

- this is the same issue that "TheMann" from Ultimate Edition O/S
who just went through this same scenario.
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby austin.texas on Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:59 am

zerozero wrote: If any of you have a recommendation for a good registrar (preferably with customer support personnel that is competent), please let me know

I was impressed with the setup and support I got from http://www.hostgator.com/shared
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby excollier on Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:22 am

Disappeared again on .com and .org this afternoon.
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Re: Distrowatch Unavailable

Postby karlchen on Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:38 am

Currently distrowatch.com is reachable here, but distrowatch.org is not. Guess this will go on for a while till the conflict between the webpage owner and his registrar has been sorted out.
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