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Anyone know what's happened with Scifi Meshes website?
http://www.scifi-meshes.com/

Did they let it go, or has someone shanghaied it?

Just wondering - there were some good Galactica inspired designs coming out of there.

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There was a thread about this recently at Starship Modeler, as well. I think it's a domain name ownership issue. If I understand how it works, you can outright "buy" a domain name or "lease" it. If your lease comes up and someone has the cash to buy it before you renew, they sometimes do so and then attempt to either sell it to you for more than they paid for it or try to make you pay a hefty "lease fee" to use the domain name.

Might be wrong, but I'm fairly sure that's how it works. That's likely what happened here.
 

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Not quite. Here's the story from the site owner:
Scifi-Meshes.com was not hacked. Rather we have run into a bit of an issue with our domain registrar (registerfly.com).

In March Registerfly.com lost it's ICANN Registrar Accreditation. They did not send out a notice to their membership, at least none that I recieved alerting me to the situation. The domain name scifi-meshes.com expired on Apirl 16th. I had, 1 week prior, paid registerfly to renew the domain. However, they apprently are not processing renewals, answering the phone, or even responding to emails at this time. I have been vigorously attempting to contact registerfly to get scifi-meshes.com back to a working status. However, as of this morning (Apirl 18th, 10AM) they have no answered their phone, nor responding to my support request, or processed my domain renewals. I have contacted ICANN to request help in getting transfer authorization codes to move my various domain names from their service to another registrar. The process to transfer domain names has already been implimented, however, due to the ICANN and Registerfly legal issue (read about it here: http://blog.icann.org/?p=104 ) I am less the confident they are going to respond to my cries for help soon. I still own the domain, scifi-meshes.com. I just can't get it reactivated, unless registerfly responds to my calls, or processes my payment.

This morning I have purchased www.scifi-meshes.org and will get that domain working so that scifi-meshes is back online. And eventually return to the .com. Additionally, www.scifi-meshes.net will also show the site at some point today. Spread the word about the .net and .org solutions for the time being. I will keep at this until we're back to normal.

Again, I do apologize for this nightmare, but rest assured I will get it sorted out.

Thanks agian to LWG for allowing me to post this for the community. And Cobra's call this morning was very cool and appreciated.

Aceman
scifi-meshes.com (kinda) and .org + .net
Link to original posting at lwg3d.com
 

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Thanks for the info and links guys :)

Nova Designs said:
I kinda like the new look. That blonde girl is cute!
NewsHottie? Oh yeah, nice looking babe ;)

Cheers!
 
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