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DDO.com domain expired, can't get into game.

RumbaarRumbaar MelbournePosts: 39Member

Seems Turbine forgot a big thing, and that was to make sure the ddo.com domain was kept renewed.

The DDO launcher, tied to the domain new section, fails to load and hence no-one can get in. Forums and site are down.

Over a weekend, shame Turbine, shame.

Maybe make the launcher not tied into the website, so the game can be still access when stuff like this happens.

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Comments

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Ha, it's true.

    Quick! Someone buy it up and ransom it back!

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  • RumbaarRumbaar MelbournePosts: 39Member


    Registrant:

    Pending Renewal or Deletion
    P.O. Box 430
    Herndon, VA. US 20172-0447

    Domain Name: DDO.COM

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    Pending Renewal or Deletion
    P.O. Box 430
    Herndon, VA 20172-0447
    US
    570-708-8786

    Record expires on 14-Jun-2012.
    Record created on 26-Aug-2004.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM 205.178.190.51
    NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM 206.188.198.51


    Seems they've remember to do something, 2 days after expiration.


    Domain Name: DDO.COM

    Registrar: NETWORK SOLUTIONS, LLC.
    Whois Server: whois.networksolutions.com
    Referral URL: http://www.networksolutions.com/en_US/
    Name Server: NS1.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM
    Name Server: NS2.PENDINGRENEWALDELETION.COM
    Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Updated Date: 16-jun-2012
    Creation Date: 15-jun-1995
    Expiration Date: 14-jun-2013

    >>> Last update of whois database: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:26:57 UTC <<<


    Ooops!

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  • SaintPhilipSaintPhilip Bree, MIPosts: 713Member

    LOL- If true this is the funniest shit ever.

  • RumbaarRumbaar MelbournePosts: 39Member


    Originally posted by GTwander
    Ha, it's true.Quick! Someone buy it up and ransom it back!
    Now that would have been pure gold. They wouldn't be able to ransom it back, but it would certainly have meant it was down for a long time.

    Most of these domains have 'locks' in place that prevent that. But it would have been so funny ... well not for anyone that wanted to actually play the game ...

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  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,026Member Uncommon

    What would be real funny if somebody came along and snatched up that address and held it for ransom.  They could make a killing. 

  • george99george99 Fargo, NDPosts: 77Member Uncommon

    For those having problems the steps posted below from another user on their google+ account:

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    Find the hosts file on your computer in the following directory

    C:windowssystem32driversetc

    open the file and add the following entries

    74.201.102.43 www.ddo.com
    74.201.102.42 forums.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls-auth.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 patch.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 serviceengine.turbine.com

    Note that there is a tab between the ip address and the web address

    Note that you may have to change the file premissions so you can save the file

    Once you have added those entries and saved the changes to the file, restart your ddo client and after a short update you will be back in game
     

    ------------------------------

     

    This worked for me though it did update the patcher about 5 times. My guess is so that it could download a fix where you don't need the host entries :)

     

     

  • ArawulfArawulf Guest Writer Freeland, MIPosts: 520Member

    Holy cow, that's crazy stuff right there.  I really hope it's just a miscommunications thing.

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  • zastroph2zastroph2 BooralPosts: 8Member
    Originally posted by george99

    For those having problems the steps posted below from another user on their google+ account:

    ------------------------------

    Find the hosts file on your computer in the following directory

    C:windowssystem32driversetc

    open the file and add the following entries

    74.201.102.43 www.ddo.com
    74.201.102.42 forums.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls-auth.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 patch.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 serviceengine.turbine.com

    Note that there is a tab between the ip address and the web address

    Note that you may have to change the file premissions so you can save the file

    Once you have added those entries and saved the changes to the file, restart your ddo client and after a short update you will be back in game
     

    ------------------------------

     

    This worked for me though it did update the patcher about 5 times. My guess is so that it could download a fix where you don't need the host entries :)

     

     

    Thanks, this seems to have worked!

  • RumbaarRumbaar MelbournePosts: 39Member

    Nice fix george99, it's funny how the players have to constantly find fixes to Turbines issues.

    Having to do this, reminds me of the days when people used to host their own web sites on their computers and had to 'trick' web sites into visiting the right IP.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,642Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by erictlewis

    What would be real funny if somebody came along and snatched up that address and held it for ransom.  They could make a killing. 

    Actually, according to ICANN, cybersquatting is illegal so it wouldn't pan out too well for someone that tried to do that. :) 

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  • nyxiumnyxium ManchesterPosts: 1,221Member Uncommon

    ROFL. This one is a classic.

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  • tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 790Member

    Even Turbine forgetting about their legacy games from time to time. :p

  • er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member
    Originally posted by george99

    For those having problems the steps posted below from another user on their google+ account:

    ------------------------------

    Find the hosts file on your computer in the following directory

    C:windowssystem32driversetc

    open the file and add the following entries

    74.201.102.43 www.ddo.com
    74.201.102.42 forums.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls.ddo.com
    74.201.102.13 gls-auth.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 patch.ddo.com
    74.201.102.11 serviceengine.turbine.com

    Note that there is a tab between the ip address and the web address

    Note that you may have to change the file premissions so you can save the file

    Once you have added those entries and saved the changes to the file, restart your ddo client and after a short update you will be back in game
     

    ------------------------------

     

    This worked for me though it did update the patcher about 5 times. My guess is so that it could download a fix where you don't need the host entries :)

     

     

    :( didnt work. still get error message on client startup. did you add the lines above into a standard notepad doc and did you save with any particular file name?

  • er99er99 LA, CAPosts: 101Member

    ok got it working. you have to add these entries to the "hosts" file in the directory path mentioned above. open this file with notepad, add the above ip entries after the "local hosts" entries. when you add them do not use the # symbol at the beggining of the entry. you might see it used for all the other entries. when i removed this symbol and saved the file it worked. i copied and pasted the entries above and it automatically added the # symbol.

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