Author Topic: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust  (Read 212 times)

Offline smartcooky

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Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:11:54 AM »
All roads lead to

http://www.searchingmagnified.com/?dn=internationalskeptics.com&pid=7PO3424GE

The domain is parked... not a good sign
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Offline bknight

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 08:39:12 AM »
So um , what does the domain is parked mean?  Other than that is the link result?

EDIT:
The site worked for me this morning.  Maybe you server had a hiccup?
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 08:45:25 AM by bknight »
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Offline grmcdorman

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 08:47:36 AM »
Odd, the forums are fully functional. There was a brief period yesterday where I got 'domain not found' for it, but that went away quickly.

There's a brief discussion in the forum help section (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322650); looks like some DNS issue.

You can also try the IP if you have issues, http://104.131.54.4/

Offline Ranb

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 10:18:14 AM »
Also works for me.  Hope it stays that way.  I've got more posts on ISP than most other forums I post on combined.

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Offline smartcooky

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 04:21:49 PM »
Last night (my time) I flushed the dns (ipconfig /flushdns), cleared the browser cache (CTRL-F5) and deleted all history. I used the IP number 104.131.54.4 - It worked again (although the url still redirected until later in the evening (presumably that was the time the ISP took to clear whatever was going on with the DNS)

This morning, it doesn't. It redirects to the domain park, and no amount of flushing cache or dns will get me there, not even  104.131.54.4 
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Offline Geordie

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 04:44:43 PM »
Last night [I did a bunch of stuff and] it worked again.

This morning, it doesn't [....]


I get the same result as smartcooky when I try to browse http://www.searchingmagnified.com/?dn=internationalskeptics.com&pid=7PO3424GE

I was able to register a new IS account a few hours ago by following grmcdorman's link: http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322650)

Simply punching in internationalskeptics.com takes me straight to the IS forum.

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Offline bknight

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Re: Looks like International Skeptics Forum has bit the dust
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 11:10:41 PM »
This is the link I use, works tonight.  I go to the conspiracy threads, about the only place I visit.
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