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.BZ sites....what's the word?

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  1. tonlilaz

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    Shocked to find that ThePlace.bz and other .bz is down. Any word as to what might be going on? My current niche is in the metaphysical and self help. ThePlace was my mega resource and reference hub. :(

    Any news? I didn't read about any major take down or legal issue....am interested to know if they are down permanently or if it's just a temporary thing.
     
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    Looks like it's just ThePlace.bz that's down. I checked out some other .bz domains and they were all up and running without any issues.
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    I couldn't find any news on why ThePlace.bz might be down.

    This is the error I got when I tried to visit the site: ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT
     
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    @tonlilaz Their IRC is working, last time I checked the chatter was about hosting issues that need to be resolved.

    @Zwielicht Tonlilaz is referring to a specific family of ... Linux ISO sites ;)
     
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    theplace.bz and its sister site thevault.bz seem to have been down for days. i noticed a lot of downtime in the past month and got worried. then they were back (sorry, i don't remember what they said about the downtime). and now they're gone again. nary a peep that i've found aside from your post. i'm concerned.
     
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    thanks for this. i should have refreshed before posting so i would have seen your comment. :)
     
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    I check in from time to time, just extremely focused have less time to post. But i'm still here :D :)
     
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    … and they're back! they now redirect to theplace.click and thevault.click. tl;dr of their tl;dr: serious internal problems. change your password and bookmark the new addresses.
     
  10. tonlilaz

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    sounds 'fishy' to me...i just got this in my inbox...


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    Dear *****,

    Recently, the .bz sites have been offline. The reason for this downtime
    is a rogue admin (or his agents) disabling the server and locking the
    other admins out of access to it. He is attempting, in effect, a hostile
    takeover.

    We don't know what this admin's plans are regarding the site and its
    content; he might run it for himself, sell it to russians, just run it
    into the ground, it's not clear. What we do know is this -- any accounts
    you have on other sites that share this password should be considered at
    risk. For your own safety, please change all such passwords.

    The original admins, moderators that were locked out of the Tbz sites
    have set up a parallel group of sites taken from backups, but under new
    domain names. The can reach the new sites by changing .bz to .click. For
    example: theplace.bz -> theplace.click, thegeeks.bz -> thegeeks.click,
    etc. We encourage you to change your password at these new sites as
    well, and hope that you'll continue with us there.

    ~ TheClickGroup, formerly TeamBZ

    TheClickGroup sites:

    https://theplace.click
    https://thevault.click
    https://theoccult.click
    https://thegeeks.click
    https://theempire.click
    https://theshow.click

    IRC:
    irc://irc.theclick.group:6667 (or 6697 if you want ircs)

    --
    TheGeeks
    -----
     
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    ThePlace.BZ was working for me today,

    I tried get into the .click site by using the lost password function to allow me to login w/out using my original password.....and i never got a recovery email... so i wouldn't trust any of the .click sites...
     
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    What is this site all about, clicking on url leads to a login page.
     
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    Private torrent trackers. ThePlace is the best tracker for self help and metaphysical.