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Xenforo Domain Name Expired

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by ENF, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Since the XF domain name has expired, many cannot access the site.

    A temporary fix is to edit your local hosts file and add this line: xenforo.com

    That will force a resolution to Xenforo.com instead of the namecheap domain parking page.

    Spread the word to help others get access here for the time being until they renew the domain name.

  2. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    Came to post the same thing
  3. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Just a side note - if you can access the site now, that means your local DNS hasn't updated its records or your local DNS cache still has the old entry. The above measure is just a temporary fix until they pay the renewal fee to their registrar.
  4. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    Its currently 5:40am in Britain. Lets see how long it takes before this is resolved.
  5. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    It all honesty, this kind of site should have the auto-renew function enabled.
  6. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    Well, yeah. Was under the impression that the rumors had started to die down, this is definitely going to fan some flames. This is really an unfortunate time for something like this to happen. Especially since it is as you pointed out: easily avoided.
    ENF likes this.
  7. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    Slightly the heart attack didn't happen. Really it was impossible to prolong the domain in due time? :(
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Member

    24 hours and we'll know more.

    23:57 Support #1.: Domain can be renewed in the following way:
    23:58 Support #1.: We will send the email to the holder of account under which xenforo.com currently is and inform him of your intent to renew the domain. If we do not hear from him within the next 24 hours or do not get any objection regarding your renewal we will ask you to add $10.87 to your account funds so that we can proceed with domain reactivation manually. Please note that you will not be provided with access to the account under which xenforo.com is after it is renewed.
    23:58 Anonymous: cool.

    Worst case scenario i'll renew one of my own domains if it's left unused.
  9. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Pretty funny actually :)
    Mikey likes this.
  10. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    I will say what I said at TAZ,

    I am sure it's an oversight by Kier and Co. But not very professional and people will always keep referring to this... I can't imagine how something like this can happen though. Namecheap sends regular email reminders when domains are nearing expiration... Very unprofessional I must say.
  11. whyweprotest

    whyweprotest Well-Known Member

    They send 30, 15 and 7 day renewal notifications, and the expiration one. It's virtually impossible to miss those.
    Sadik B and ENF like this.
  12. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    Unless you register with an address that you forget to set up forwarding on and then forget about it. I lost a domain due to that once.... never again :|
    Floren likes this.
  13. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  14. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    The only problem seems to be that www.xenforo.com is not setup correctly in .htaccess file on xenforo.com... xenforo.com is working www.xenforo.com is not! There is some redirection error. :cool:
  15. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    For the time being, if you want www.xenforo.com to work as well, it needs a separate entry in your local hosts file.
  16. justkev

    justkev Member

    The error is that the domain is expired, and there are no nameservers listed for xenforo.com. or .net.. or .org
  17. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    That happened to me once for one of my domains... since then, I just registered everything for 10 years and then every year or so when I remember, I extend it out as far as I can. :)
    faeronsayn, kkm323, Forsaken and 4 others like this.
  18. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    The domain has been renewed for another year, now for that update to get synched to the rest of the world.
    Jarod and whyweprotest like this.
  19. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Very unprofessional.
    Jarod likes this.
  20. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I can access the site now, from Montreal Canada. It was not available earlier.

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