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July 6th, 2014, 08:53 PM
Anyone else having problems accessing Distrowatch today?

I get some hosting page instead.

July 6th, 2014, 08:58 PM
Looks like they forgot to renew the domain registration.

July 6th, 2014, 08:59 PM
Looks like they forgot to renew the domain registration.

ooops! ;)

July 6th, 2014, 09:08 PM
Try http://distrowatch.org/

July 6th, 2014, 09:23 PM
Try http://distrowatch.org/

Thanks that worked, guess my bookmark must have been an older address ;)

July 6th, 2014, 09:32 PM
I don't know, now distrowatch.org isn't working here, either.

July 6th, 2014, 09:34 PM
Yup , page not found here either. will take a look around for news

July 6th, 2014, 11:08 PM
Earlier today, the .com domain was showing it had expired on 3 July.

Now, it's listed as renewed. If that's all that was going on, "distrowatch.com" should be available once the DNS percolates around the net.

The site's been available off and on here via the .org domain.

July 6th, 2014, 11:11 PM
.org is working here, .com is not, it shows the registrar's (or whatever) page still.

July 7th, 2014, 09:16 AM
how can you "forget"? what kind of host is that?

i start getting emails to renew a month before expiration then two weeks, a week, a couple of days and then a day before ... anyway plenty of emails on this topic when it's time to renew. they make sure i do not "forget" and stay with them.

July 7th, 2014, 10:48 AM
this article (http://www.zdnet.com/linuxs-distrowatch-site-stumbles-7000031266/)may shed so light on it. both .org and .com still down here this morning :(

July 7th, 2014, 11:52 AM
Found this on another forum:

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).

July 7th, 2014, 10:51 PM
distrowatch.org was back up but now it's down again. Guess it's going to take awhile to get it up for good.

July 8th, 2014, 05:31 PM
both work for me. maybe the holiday weekend had something to do with it.