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#1 Jove

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:15 PM

The requested URL, htm was not found on this server ?

My guess is there is a list of reasons for this occurrence, so I'd like to know,

can anyone tell me about one that I can make sense of?

I went to this site last week and accessed it ok, but now I can not get it on either browser,

I.E. or Firefox.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:05 AM

One thing you can do is find out if the site is "up" for someone else, in which case you can look to your own Firewall settings etc:

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 01:46 PM

I went there and this was the feedback ;

Huh? doesn't look like a site on the interwho.

Just wondering would it be possible that this site could have been a dummy site, in other words,

a graphic imitation of a web site ? In this case there would have been a motive.

This is the address in case you are curious;


http://www.coversearch.com/bicycle/bicycle.htm

Edited by Jove, 14 December 2008 - 09:10 AM.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

Hi Jove,

Looks like a site that did exist (Google search lists it) but now doesn't. It could be for a number of reasons:

1) The site owner stopped running it
2) The subscription for the site address ran out
3) The site was shut down for illegal/dodgy practices

If it's number 2 then it could return if the owner stumps up the money for another year
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

Isn't there some kind of report when this happen, . .??, . .

I think the good citizens deserve at least this kind of service.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

Were you just browsing the site or were you buying from it, or what?

There's no report available because it just wouldn't be possible, hundreds of sites disappear off the web every day.

If you were buying from them and they disappeared then that would be something to be worried about. Other than that it's the WWW way - "Here today, gone tomorrow"
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:37 PM

OK, Yeah Ahh, I was on an Intellectual Property site and someone posted the site, pointing out a competitor, like an, "already had that", thing, so I went there and yes there was an image of a competitor product, but lacked some of the advantages of mine, etc., I responded to the original post, . . then went back a bit later, and it must have gone wee-wee-wee, all the way home !

But, . . my take is, . if you can push a button to take out a page, you can also have an activation listing the change, it's only digital information, so I mean where is the WWW heading anyway ?

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:45 PM

But, . . my take is, . if you can push a button to take out a page, you can also have an activation listing the change, it's only digital information, so I mean where is the WWW heading anyway ?


I would think that the Domain name provider would keep records but that would be a private record in the same way as, say, a retailer would hold on customers with their storecards.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:15 PM

To me, it looks like the website content was removed by the webhosting company or the owner himself/herself. One could guess the owner did not pay his bill, typical scenario.

If you go to google's cach after searching : "coversearch.com/bicycle/bicycle.htm"

You can see the content and if you just google the domain, you see other content and now it is all 404 (which means the files have been removed), only the placeholder page on the homepage appears to be up.

The WHOIS on the domain looks legit, plus the website was reserved back in 1999, not a usual indicator of fraud.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:05 AM

I say, . you have given this some thorough thought and effort, thanks much, I think I'll know what to do next time, thank you all.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:32 PM

Registrant:
Compass Industries
PO Box 3027
Dana Point, California 92629
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: COVERSEARCH.COM
Created on: 03-May-99
Expires on: 03-May-14
Last Updated on: 11-Dec-08 <----- Tells me that was possibly, the date they were shut down for whatever reason.

Administrative Contact: sheri@coversearch.com
Industries, Compass
PO Box 3027
Dana Point, California 92629
United States
8776875687 Fax -- 9496067193

Technical Contact: sheri@coversearch.com
Industries, Compass
PO Box 3027
Dana Point, California 92629
United States
8776875687 Fax -- 9496067193

Domain servers in listed order:
NS.ASPENWEBDESIGN.NET
NS2.ASPENWEBDESIGN.NET

Also the owners linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelpollock

Seems like he doesn't have the time anymore. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:17 PM

Not now, . . but some day, I'd like to ask you how you did that !

But, . . very, very interesting, Thanks!

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