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Iddevnet.com
« on: September 14, 2015, 09:11:19 AM »
Hi there,

I was curious to know who actually manages the dev site? I guess nobody here would know.

I did a whois domain search and it states CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC. as being the registrar.

It also states it was first created in October 2004, and is set to expire next month. I imagine the Administrator or who ever or where ever plans to keep it up.

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 10:24:18 AM »
Sounds like it will go down. Can someone mirror / archive it on Web Archive and/or Wiki (like caedes did for modwiki) ?

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 12:27:59 PM »
I thought may be its just an end date, and they'll renew it?

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 02:09:38 PM »
Sounds like it will go down. Can someone mirror / archive it on Web Archive and/or Wiki (like caedes did for modwiki) ?
ok i did, but it looks like there were plenty of backups on wayback machine. What about the downloads though? Presumably they will not be saved.

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 02:34:43 PM »
ok i did, but it looks like there were plenty of backups on wayback machine. What about the downloads though? Presumably they will not be saved.

Probably not, unless they are external links.

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 09:15:53 PM »
usually domains are automatically renewed on (or soon before) the expiration date.

anyway, doing a proper backup of everything might be a good idea.

getting things from archive.org sucks really bad (not easy to get everything, slow, some thing missing - especially images and downloads) and should be avoided if at all possible. I learned that the hard way when restoring the modwiki ;-)

UPDATE: and if you do a full whois on the domain you will see that it indeed still belongs to id Software, see http://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=iddevnet.com
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 10:36:38 AM by caedes »

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Re: Iddevnet.com
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 08:51:58 PM »
Downloads are the same files scattered across the internet (sdk's & the like) & on id's FTP.  None of the maya tools are any good any more.