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Charles Krebs



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:16 pm    Post subject: Are the old forums gone? Reply with quote

Tried to look back to an old post and could not get into the old forums.
Are they history?
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Mike B in OKlahoma



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to get into photomacrography.net directly (without the "2") and it does indeed look like the whole site is now gone! *sniff*

Actually, they were still around a couple of weeks ago, and I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did. Inevitable and unfortunate side effect of our migration.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What !!!. I'm looking at them right now in another tab. Check again. It might have just been down for a little while. Very Happy

I am having another issue with who the registrar is for the URL name, registerfly.com. That may well lead to problems which are effecting all users of registerfly.com.

The old forum is on a secure server and that will stay. Depending on the action suit between ICANN and registerfly.com, the url name might well end up in limbo for quite some time. Completely out of my control unfortunately. I'm trying to transfer the url "photomacrography.net" to another registrar, but I'm not sure if this will work. Registerfly.com is going through legal actions and all the URL's I hold with them have been locked. I'm not the only one though, so are hundreds of thousands of others Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil

Never mind. Where photomacrography.net is on a server, well thats safe and the whole site will stay.

All the best.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I've got problems with it now as well. Rolling Eyes Looking into it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very strange...I'm looking at it now and getting a placeholder page with links to "graphy photo", "cartoon network game" and "infusion pump", among other things!

I hope it becomes available again before long! Sounds like this may be related to the legal troubles Danny mentioned.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Danny and I cross-posted!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little bit of what I'm going through Mike

http://www.internic.net/registrars/registrar-821.html

http://www.registerfly-lawsuit.com/

Not very interesting reading at all, but I'm living it at the moment Twisted Evil Wink and its not nice M8t.

A small read for ya

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RegisterFly.com customers have been denied the ability to transfer or renew domain names and many have lost their domain names as a result. RegisterFly has transferred many individuals' domain ownership to its own name to prevent people from fleeing the site. Furthermore, RegisterFly has charged many individuals for services that have not been delivered, causing a great deal of heartache for individuals who did not know if they were going to lose their domain names, their livelihoods, or any one of myriad injustices.

RegisterFly's conduct has had substantial, and in many cases severe, impact on individuals and business that currently have domains held by RegisterFly. Repeated efforts by many customers to resolve issues with RegisterFly have proven fruitless. People are continuing to lose their hard won livelihoods as a result of RegisterFly's egregious behavior.



I'll try and sort it out but it might all have to wait until the law suits are over Rolling Eyes .

All the best and sorry folks.

Danny <----Asking, why me Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh-oh. I hope the actual files of the old website are preserved and kept track of. Would be a shame to have them carted off when registerfly.com's servers are siezed by a creditor or something!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooooo

The url of the server itself is http://67.15.179.25:80/~photomac/

And the problem is that everything past that front page is linked to a photomacrography.net url. Of course that domain name expired today and there is nothing that will bring that back until that law suit is settled ..... some how Rolling Eyes

Yes, I've paid them for two years in advance as I always do, they have accepted the money, they always do. So where does that leave the old forum.

Yes I've tried emailing and phoning registerfly.com .....at 3am in the morning here Rolling Eyes . 9 emails in total over the past few weeks. I left 6 tickets in the setup of my urls........nothing, absolutely nothing happens.

Yes I've tried transferring the URL to another registrar. Problem, I need a code from yep, registerfly to allow the transfer. You guessed it, its locked.

Not a lot we can do really when all the links from the old forum point to that url.

Thats about the size of it folks. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not into domain names etc, but just spotted this on the Web:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RegisterFly

http://www.registerflies.com/class-action/icann-prolongs-yesterdays-hearing.html

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, I just have to laugh Dave, otherwise it will drive me nuts mate Wink Thanks for the links, looks like more reading ahead. Interesting Dave, thanks.

BTW, even my personal site is with them as well Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes So that name might end up going as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nzmacro wrote:
The url of the server itself is http://67.15.179.25:80/~photomac/

And the problem is that everything past that front page is linked to a photomacrography.net url. Of course that domain name expired today and there is nothing that will bring that back until that law suit is settled ..... some how Rolling Eyes


It's only a start, but go to http://67.15.179.25:80/~photomac/forum/, and maybe it'll brighten your day a bit.

A lot of the internal links are still broken, including the ones that get images and avatars from the photomacrography.net server.

But search works, so you can get at the basic text in the forums and most images stored on other servers.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have a back up copy???????
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beetleman wrote:
Anyone have a back up copy???????

Yes, but recovering from this problem is not as simple as restoring a backup.

Everything still exists on Danny's server.

The problem is that every link to "photomacrography.net" now goes to the wrong place. Some of those links are embedded as text in html files, others live as text in the database, still others are generated on the fly as the forum software runs.

Most of this can get sorted out, but it'll take a few days. Stay tuned...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Rik has been in touch and I just need a bit of time to maybe sort out a new domain name for it.................with another company Wink and then Rik can have access to the server its on. At least thats safe.

So a huge thanks Rik Wink and I'll get back to you on that one very soon. Thanks M8t Very Happy

Danny.

BTW, I've also started downloading the entire database for it. I have no idea what some of those images are doing on there though Laughing

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