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