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MIXZ1

join:2001-01-02
Mexico
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

Can it take this long to rescue a site? It's about 6 PM Central Time and the redirection is still in place. I'd be looking for a new ISP.u


cedqc418

@telus.com
The domain name has been stolen ...
Use the ip ... 173.192.29.166
or www.howardforum.com

without the s


Dustyn
Premium
join:2003-02-26
Ontario, CAN
kudos:11
reply to MIXZ1
said by MIXZ1:

Can it take this long to rescue a site?

Yes... Yes it can.
»sitedown.co/dslreports/dslreport···date-yet
»www.webhostingtalk.com/showthrea···=1146477
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wxboss
This is like Deja vu all over again.
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join:2005-01-30
Fort Lauderdale, FL

1 edit
reply to MEeastern_ca
edit: typo error


elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
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Reviews:
·VMedia
reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

Just tried it, and it works for me. Try this link to the Android forums: »www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379

I'm getting a re-direct on that too, but Ghostery stops the re-direct cold.
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jtel

join:2005-06-28
Bristol, RI
Reviews:
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reply to MEeastern_ca

Madtown
Premium
join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
reply to MEeastern_ca
My Avast alerted me saying Trojan Horse blocked.

advocate99

join:2011-03-08
For now, you can reach howardforums.com by typing this address:

howardforum.com

Note: This is just howarsforums without the s at the end.


pcdebb
RIP lil hurricane
Premium
join:2000-12-03
Brandon, FL
kudos:5
Reviews:
·Bright House
reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

Just tried it, and it works for me. Try this link to the Android forums: »www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379

this sent me to ilivid.com?
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Juggernaut
Irreverent or irrelevant?
Premium
join:2006-09-05
Kelowna, BC
kudos:2
Check down, Debb. I posted an update.


Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1
reply to pcdebb
said by pcdebb:

said by Juggernaut:

Just tried it, and it works for me. Try this link to the Android forums: »www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379

this sent me to ilivid.com?

Same here


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:12
reply to advocate99

 

Yes that works fine........ (howardforum.com)

howardforums.com still doesnt (And it doesnt work thru »liveweb.archive.org/http://w···rums.php anymore either)


Name Game
Premium
join:2002-07-07
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:7

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reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

Our Domain was stolen.
by howard Published on 09-16-2012 10:08 PM
Categories: HowardForums, News

Hi everyone and welcome to our temporary domain. As I'm sure you've noticed HowardForums is currently located at the temporary domain www.howardforum.com (no "s"). In case you can access this on some of your computers and not others, it will take a few hours for the changes to propagate throughout the internet.

In the meantime, do not access the site via www.howardforums.com unless you hear otherwise from me.

Unfortunately, our domain was stolen over the weekend and I'm currently working with my registrar, GoDaddy on getting it back. While I initially thought GoDaddy wouldn't do anything till Monday, after a a few hours they got back to me. Since then, they have been working with me to get the domain back so kudos to them helping me on the weekend.

Our stolen domain was transferred away to »www.austdomains.com.au/ so GoDaddy is waiting for them to respond. Hopefully things will go smoothly so we can get our domain back.

In case you're wondering our forum data is unrelated to the domain so it is safe.

How did this happen? My GoDaddy account is attached to a family member's email. I did this so that our domains would be safe in case anyone ever tried to break into MY email. While the family member's email is used for other things it doesn't have anything else to do with the forum besides the domain. Last week, we were forced to log into this email at a hotel business center in order to print out something. Normally, I know better but we were in a bind. I suspect our thief was able to capture our email and password using a keylogger then.

The theif used the email to reset our GoDaddy account and then transferred the domain away. Before they did this they setup filters to automatically delete subsequent emails from GoDaddy. This would keep us from realizing our domain was about to be transferred away plus it would create the illusion that everything is okay.

Regardless, I apologize to all of you for our downtime and thank you for your support. I'll let you all know more as the situation unfolds.

Howard Chui ...
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»www.gladiator-antivirus.com/


pcdebb
RIP lil hurricane
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join:2000-12-03
Brandon, FL
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Reviews:
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reply to Juggernaut
said by Juggernaut:

Check down, Debb. I posted an update.

I know, but just wanted to note the wierdness of where it redirects
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cog_biz_user
i ruin threads apparently

join:2011-04-19
Hamilton, ON
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

i'm also getting redirected to ziinga.
Expand your moderator at work

bt06437

join:2001-12-03
Carrollton, TX
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

temporarily, use www.howardforum.com

(no s at the end)

jtel

join:2005-06-28
Bristol, RI
Reviews:
·Full Channel TV ..
reply to MEeastern_ca
The domain was transferred, with stolen info, to another provider, how could Ghostery or an anti-virus know that?

said by elwoodblues:

said by Juggernaut:

Just tried it, and it works for me. Try this link to the Android forums: »www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379

I'm getting a re-direct on that too, but Ghostery stops the re-direct cold.

said by Madtown:

My Avast alerted me saying Trojan Horse blocked.


johnbor

join:2004-03-30
Chagrin Falls, OH
how do they steal a site like that? didnt they lock it?


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:12
reply to Anon

 

Exactly.... WHAT KIND OF "EMERGENCY SUPPORT" ARE THEY GETTING??

It seems GO DADDY sucks the big one!! -- They should leave them and go with someone MORE RELIABLE!!


alanhdsl
Premium
join:1999-10-09
Phoenix, AZ
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

Apparently they have to get the registrar it was transferred to to relinquish it, so Go Daddy is waiting on them.

The stolen domain itself won't trigger a virus warning, but they're redirecting howardforums.com to spammy sites which try to install malware.


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:12

 

Its ridiculous that someone can do this and have THIS MUCH TROUBLE undoing it!!

jtel

join:2005-06-28
Bristol, RI
Reviews:
·Full Channel TV ..
reply to alanhdsl

Re: Howard Forum not available

I've got Ghostery on Chrome with a single site allowed (Disqus) and it auto updates but that didn't make a peep when I was redirected.

Someone also did say that this showed up as a Trojan Horse through their AV. Isn't a Trojan on your computer not out in the cloud?


Juggernaut
Irreverent or irrelevant?
Premium
join:2006-09-05
Kelowna, BC
kudos:2
reply to MEeastern_ca
Click for full size
Howard seems to have more trouble. The latest:


Dude111
An Awesome Dude
Premium
join:2003-08-04
USA
kudos:12

 

Yes thats the garbage whoever did this to them's stuff!

Im still getting nothing on www.howardforums.com (Nothing good anyway)


cloudio

@comcast.net
reply to MEeastern_ca

Re: Howard Forum not available

I use Avast! antivirus software on my PC ,and every time I've tried to access howardforums.com since the hijack, I get a Trojan virus notice. I am not sure if it is a false positive, but if it is real, a whole lot of users of Howie will be infected. Caveat emptor.