Domain Expiration leaves UpUrLoad files unavailable

Rather fittingly given my recent comments about the lack of reliability that exists if choosing a Game Maker specific file host, the UpUrLoad.com domain name has expired.  This renders the 1,900 uploaded files unavailable.

I think we will see it back online again shortly though as the service has rapidly been gaining popularity and I have seen active development on the site within the past couple of days.

Update (9th May): The domain has now been renewed and the site is back online.

12 Replies to “Domain Expiration leaves UpUrLoad files unavailable”

  • Glad this could get fixed (or at least should be fixed.) I hate visiting sites only to find that generic layout that tells me the domain no longer works.

  • **NEWS UPDATE** Unfortunately the expired alert was being sent to an inactive email account. I have now renewed (and paid) for the domain and it should be back up in less then 24 hours. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Called it! Post number 3 on the GMC topic, I called it. I feel so special. 😛

    Too many free hosts out there; people get overly confident they can handle hosting an upload site. I hate that I’m still finding WHFF links, I know that eventually (if not from now, on) it’ll be the same way with UpUrLoad. Sad, really.

  • The page it now displays suggests it got swiftly taken over by cybersquatters and will now cost the site’s runner a fair bit of money to get back. It adds to that theory that a quick name.com check brought “upurload.com” up as “Taken”.

    However it goes, it’s a blow, and makes me glad that when WHFF died I moved onto Mediafire, a larger-scale well-known reliable host, than another one run by someone in the GM universe.

    • I don’t think so. After a domain first expires its owner has the first chance to renew it for a number of days before it becomes generally available to anyone. http://www.dropscout.com/help/domain-name-expiration-process

      Take for example betonswineflu.com the domain expired on the 30th of April but the old owners (me) info still appears on the WHOIS database and I can renew it from within my goDaddy account. During this period the registrar rakes in the PPC dollars from people landing on the domain.

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