For the past few days I’ve tried to access the relatively new domain extensions forum gTLD.link without any luck.
“The Link” as I have been known to call the forum on several occasions has been a go to source for talking up (and down) the plethora of new domain extensions that have become part of the domain name landscape over the past two years.
I reached out to Phil Harris one of the admins that runs the site for a comment and was told the server that hosts gTLD.link had been hacked but that a fix was in the works and the site would be back online soon.
Both Phil and Chad Wright are partners in gTLD.link and are heavily invested in new domain extensions and occasionally share their new domain acquisitions and sales with the members of the forum.
Running a forum is a lot of work, and it takes time to develop a list of members who are not only active in the new domain extensions market but who also actively participate in the topics of discussion.
I’m not sure what the total number of gTLD.link members is but of those who actively participate they are passionate about the new extensions and are willing to put their money where their mouth is.
Here’s to hoping that this is just a temporary downtime at “The Link” and that we can all get back to talking about the new domain extensions there as soon as possible.