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Cannot access a forum site (advice needed?)


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:35 PM

I am a daily visitor to a forum site and have been for at least two years. Yesterday I clicked on my bookmark for the site and got some kind of a search screen with the following message on it (see below). Because I am at present suspicious of it and until I find out what it means I haven't clicked on the "Click Here" in the link. I did a check on the "Is It Down Right Now"  website and apparently the site up and appears to be only down for me. I also cannot find any mention of them having problems online. It is the only one of my bookmarked links affected in this way so thinking it may be malicious I scanned with SAS and Malwarebytes which both came up clean. I use Comodo CIS and also did an AV scan which was also clean. I have done a google search for the site in question but get the same message page on every link. Can anyone tell me what this is and how to solve it that I may visit one of my favorite sites again?.

This domain name expired on Dec 01 2013 08:07PM
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Without knowing the original site URL we can't compare it to the information in the link about the domain being expired. At this point you have more information than we do, for validation purposes.

If you want to verify if the site registration has actually expired, check here: http://whois.net/

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#3 anyrepli

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

I also find it very odd that you did not provide the URL in question. So, without that information, I'm guessing you have been banned for reasons unknown.


Edited by anyrepli, 08 May 2013 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Try to open the website using a free vpn such as hotspot-shield or something similar. Then open up the website using the vpn and if it loads successfully for you, then more than likely you've been ip banned on the website.


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