DS-Scene down? dead?

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  1. Costello
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    As someone pointed out it seems like DS Scene's domain wasn't renewed:

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    I'm just wondering if it's coming back soon or if they're really letting the site die?
    Despite all you might say about their user base, the owner retrohead is a nice guy with whom I get along quite well.
     
  2. Walker D

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    Weird stuff... ..will you try to contact the owner to see what he can say about it?
     
  3. Costello
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    well I only contacted him through PMs on GBAtemp, and he hasn't visited in months...
     
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  4. nukeboy95

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    not sure
    dont tell them and we can buy it
     
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    That's not the kind of stuff I do.
    Domain squatting is one of the things I hate the most about the Internet, and I don't want to be a part of it.
     
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  6. Unagi

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    Sucks to see them go down, I actually liked some of their users on there, and it was always a handy reference for some things like when games got released.
     
  7. nukeboy95

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    not sure
    alright :(
     
  8. Unagi

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    If I recall correctly isn't domain squatting a violation of law and punishable?
     
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    Not only that, but it's likely that if someone else buys it, all of the data for the site will disappear forever.
     
  10. Unagi

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    Yeah, that part is the disturbing part for me, that people would think that it's okay to domain squat and ruin someone's hard work. Regardless of a site and popular opinion, work did go into it, and it's just sad to see it get abandoned.
     
  11. soulx

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    If they don't renew it in time, buy the domain and have it redirect to GBAtemp.
     
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  12. Walker D

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    Ugh ..really?
    hope they can fix their forums soon then
     
  13. Sora de Eclaune

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    Well, there's a chance it would be archived, at least, but if a different person buys the domain then it'll probably be cleared out so the person can put up their own stuff.

    That is, if the site isn't technically hosted elsewhere, with ds-scene.net being just a URL that links to the site.
     
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    u don read good
     
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    I loved the ds-scene rom tool when they created it used it alot when it came out. Wish retrohead the best.
     
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    Anyways, I'm sure the owner just forgot to pay the bill or something similar. I expect it'll be back up within the next few days
     
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    I only ever visited that site once or twice a couple of years ago. From what I remember it was a pretty friendly site and everyone got along really well, although the member base wasn't as large as GBATemp if I recall.
     
  18. Nathan Drake

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    The member base has always been fairly small. I tried joining a couple years back, but it all moved far too slow for me, which I'm sure doesn't help the "not very many members" thing very much. It's undoubtedly a very useful resource when running though, and that's what's important.
     
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    Last I checked domain squatting isn't illegal, if the domain has expired and gone up for sale there's nothing stopping somebody else from buying it, and then offering a personal deal to the previous owner to transfer it.

    Also the domain and actual site hosting are often separate things, buying the domain does not give you the site's servers/data.
     
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    I bet it's p1ngpong's fault
     
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