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posted by mattie_p on Monday March 10 2014, @07:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the always-backup-your-website dept.

Update: The staff is in conversation with the buyer right now. More to follow, but at this point it looks to be a benevolent benefactor from the community. More to follow as we get it.

SoylentNews community:

As you know, there is not a lot of information available right now. Barrabas reports that he has sold the Soylentnews.org and associated domain names, and successfully transferred them, but neither the buyer's name nor the terms of that sale have been disclosed. As spokesperson for the staff of the site during this time, we would like everyone to know the following:

Our current backup plan is to revert to the li694-22.members.linode.com where the site is actually hosted. If we need to go there for any reason, we will try to notify the site in advance. If it has to go down or we are forced down, we'll be there. We will rebuild the database with some downtime and work from there.

We will send out a mass email to all users from the database informing them of this step should we need to do so.

We do not plan to implement this yet. We (the staff) did not advocate the buyout, but will try and work with the buyer if possible. We do not know the terms on which the domain name was sold.

We the staff will still operate the site, in its current condition on linode, until the community can vote on a new name. Depending on the buyer, we hope we can consider keeping the name the same as an option.

Until we know more information, we would like everyone to remain calm, collected, and civil, while we sort through these issues. Thank you

~mattie_p

 
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by rev_irreverence on Monday March 10 2014, @07:57PM

    by rev_irreverence (144) on Monday March 10 2014, @07:57PM (#14217)

    I'd like to suggest AltSoylentNews.org as the new domain name.

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  • (Score: 1) by acid andy on Monday March 10 2014, @08:04PM

    by acid andy (1683) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:04PM (#14224) Homepage Journal

    Very good! Or how about AltAltSlashdot.org?

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    • (Score: 5, Funny) by tempest on Monday March 10 2014, @08:21PM

      by tempest (3050) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:21PM (#14245)

      AltDelSlashdot.org - no Ctrl because apparently no one has the control.

    • (Score: 2) by buswolley on Monday March 10 2014, @08:43PM

      by buswolley (848) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:43PM (#14273)

      alphadot . org

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    • (Score: 1) by sjames on Monday March 10 2014, @11:23PM

      by sjames (2882) on Monday March 10 2014, @11:23PM (#14364) Journal

      I vote doublebuckyslashdot.org

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Monday March 10 2014, @08:40PM

    by VLM (445) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:40PM (#14268)

    I remember when christmas island withdrew the registration for goatse. I would imagine its still available for re-registration? But I am scared to look, you know, just in case.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Monday March 10 2014, @08:43PM

    by VLM (445) on Monday March 10 2014, @08:43PM (#14272)

    comp.misc.org? Continuing the theme of semi-intentionally confusing names?

    • (Score: 2) by Pslytely Psycho on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:50AM

      by Pslytely Psycho (1218) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:50AM (#14440)

      OMG! Ponies?

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  • (Score: 1) by Soruk on Tuesday March 11 2014, @03:04PM

    by Soruk (484) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @03:04PM (#14681)

    How about peoplesrepublicof.org