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I seem to be having trouble getting to the website of ('s answer to the ). Are they getting 'ed or something?
thecivilian.co.nz/

@xurizaemon @Jolter I got through really briefly, and then it stopped working again. That's what made me wonder about DDOS.

@xurizaemon @Jolter @strypey
Doesn't work from UPC Poland either.

$ dig thecivilian.co.nz
... status: NXDOMAIN, ...
co.nz. 600 IN SOA loopback.dns.net.nz. soa.nzrs.net.nz. 2019040577 900 300 604800 3600

co.nz says there's no such domain

@xurizaemon @Jolter @strypey
$ whois thecivilian.co.nz

...
domain_name: thecivilian.co.nz
query_status: 210 PendingRelease
domain_datelastmodified: 2019-04-05T11:26:26+13:00
domain_datecancelled: 2019-04-05T11:26:26+13:00
...

Looks like they cancelled it?

@Wolf480pl
> Looks like they cancelled it?

That seems unlikely. Maybe they forgot to pay their domain fees? Is there any way a griefer could spoof the cancellation of a domain name, pretending to be the person who registered it?
@xurizaemon @Jolter

@strypey @xurizaemon @Jolter
I don't know what the whois of an expired domain looks like, but my guess is it would look different.

Cancellation spoofing sounds like one way that'd lead to this result, but I don't know what other ways there are (expiration? legal takedown?), and don't feel competent to speculate what could be the reason.

IOW: whois says it's cancelled, don't ask me why.

@xurizaemon could this be the Harmful Digital Censorship Act at work perhaps?
@Wolf480pl
@Jolter

@strypey
Simplest explanation (forgot to renew) seems plausible...

But that's not what The Civilian would say! So what implausible scenarios can we dream up while we wait?
@Wolf480pl @Jolter

@xurizaemon the internet has finally become conscious and it doesn't have a sense of humour? ;P
@Wolf480pl @Jolter

@strypey
And no, I don't think HDCA would release a domain, would make more sense to seize it
@Wolf480pl @Jolter

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