domain renewed

Discussion of anything and everything relating to chess playing software and machines.

Moderators: hgm, Harvey Williamson, bob

Forum rules
This textbox is used to restore diagrams posted with the [d] tag before the upgrade.
Post Reply
Posts: 490
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 7:55 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA USA domain renewed

Post by adams161 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:49 am

Registry Domain ID: 83562751_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 2019-02-13T08:19:05Z
Creation Date: 2002-02-12T12:31:21Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-02-12T12:31:21Z

Looks like its good for one more year.

Posts: 490
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 7:55 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA USA

Re: domain renewed

Post by adams161 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:55 am

This was the fifth comment int the thread Arena web site down greater than 48 hours.
Re: Arena website down >= 48 hrs
Post by tmokonen » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:42 pm

A WHOIS lookup says that the domain expires on February 27, 2019.
I'm a programmer and check data keep seeing around 2-12 2-13. wehre did Feb 27th come from? It was paid over two weeks ago. Relying on this data impacted my comments. Tonight i did not rely on this data.

Posts: 490
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 7:55 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA USA

Re: domain renewed

Post by adams161 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:02 am

The data failed a simple test. Today is March 1st and the web site while returning an error is still up. I'm not an expert on this but if you don't pay your domain you should not be able to get to I do get to it but with an error.

Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:23 am
Full name: Laurens Winkelhagen

Re: domain renewed

Post by ljgw » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:54 am

The 500 server error http code that is returned when I go to the site indicates that the domain is reachable but something server side causes an error.

This is what Frank Quisinsky also said in the other thread: the site uses a php version that apparently currently is not compatible with the server:
Andreas from Hostix told me, that my older partner's working with an old "PHP" version.
The new server running since Sunday can't understand the older "PHP" version.

So the Admin of Arena have to repair that or contact Andreas from Hostix directly for more information.
This explanation matches the observed behaviour (the 500 error) so probably the site will start working again when they upgrade the PHP version (or the server downgrades and starts supporting the old version again).
Author of JanWillem (C, WB, inactive) and FrankWalter (Java, WB,

Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Full name: Tony Su

Re: domain renewed

Post by TSU » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:52 am

IIRC I can't remember a need to login to the site, if so the website doesn't have to be PHP except maybe only to get the info. Should be deployable as a static website. Arena people should contact someone like myself to get this done in no time.

Or, I can at least deploy temporarily and upgrade if necessary. If Arena people don't have someone already, contact me. Just post to this thread person to contact and I should get a notification

Frank Quisinsky
Posts: 4844
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Location: Trier, Germany

Re: domain renewed

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:23 pm

Hi there,

sure that Andreas from Hostix (provider) can solved the problem, perhaps with yourself.
Thanks for your mail. I send a copy of your mail to Andreas, BTW for yourself.

No contacts to my older partners since a very long time.
I hope Martin Blume and Michael Diosi are OK?!
But for myself Arena is history, sorry!

For the Arena fans, I hope that the problems with the website will be solved soon.

I like computer chess!

Post Reply