Could chess5.com site be restored for a while?

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  • Could chess5.com site be restored for a while?

    I am wondering if the chess5.com site, now taken down, could be put back up for a while. I have a lot of games stored there, which I would like to retrieve. I had operated on the assumption that the site would always exist.

  • #2
    Here is some domain registration information - perhaps your request should be sent to someone mentioned in here (although the site might be permanently defunct; no idea who ran the place?)
    You may want to visit this page to submit your request to "the owner" - https://csl-registrar.com/?mode=whoi...com&type=owner





    whois chess5.com
    # whois.joker.com: chess5.com

    Domain Name: chess5.com
    Registry Domain ID: 291429122_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.joker.com
    Registrar URL: https://joker.com
    Updated Date: 2019-11-21T10:06:06Z
    Creation Date: 2005-12-19T23:08:26Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-12-19T23:08:26Z
    Registrar: CSL Computer Service Langenbach GmbH d/b/a joker.com
    Registrar IANA ID: 113
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@joker.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +49.21186767447
    Reseller: Zitcom A/S
    Reseller: :: Webhotels :: Domains :: Dedicated Servers ::
    Reseller: hostmaster@zitcom.dk
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
    Registrant Organization: Eydun Lamhauge
    Registrant State/Province: Faroe Islands
    Registrant Country: FI
    Registrant Email: https://csl-registrar.com/contact/chess5.com/owner
    Admin Email: https://csl-registrar.com/contact/chess5.com/admin
    Tech Email: https://csl-registrar.com/contact/chess5.com/tech
    Name Server: ns1.curanet.dk
    Name Server: ns2.curanet.dk
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form: https://www.icann.org/wicf/
    >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2020-07-31T22:42:36Z <<<

    For more information on Whois status codes, please visit https://icann.org/epp

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    • #3
      You could also consult the Internet WayBack Machine - a lot of website content is archived, but it is a bit of hit and miss:

      http://wayback.com

      [ hmmm - I just tried there and there doesn't seem to be anything at all for chess5.com ] Sorry.

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      • #4
        Twice we offered to purchase chess5 with all its components intact and keep it going as is. In 2017 Ey­un said he wasn't all that interested in selling and wanted to keep the site up and running. Here in 2020 we haven't heard back ...sigh.

        You could always send Ey­un Lamhauge, the owner of chess5, your request...

        eydunl at gmail dot com

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