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what happened to and

by 94585 / June 16, 2016 5:58 PM PDT

i built my web site on tripod hosted with lycos now they both have gone anyone know anything

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Clarification Request
This sounds like Some Stinkin' Spam to me
by itsdigger / June 16, 2016 6:45 PM PDT

So why don't the folks you built your sites on this question ?

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I meant
by itsdigger / June 16, 2016 7:00 PM PDT

Why don't they answer your questions?
This thread still stinks .....

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I think this member is seeing what I'm seeing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2016 7:19 PM PDT
In reply to: I meant

Tripod is showing nothing but a blank page today. Looks like the free ride may be over.

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Not everything was Free
by 94585 / June 17, 2016 12:00 PM PDT

I pay a monthly fee for add free site and 12.95/year for .com web address + 9.95/year for privacy so my name and home address don't show on whois

those who had free sites were covered in adds Lycos got paid by the adds if the site was so-so obviously the add revenue failed to cover cost they should have just kept it a paid service perhaps they are pulling off the free sites and will come back only with subscribers such as myself

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Then you see the problem with companies that
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2016 12:07 PM PDT

Shoot c*aps. I think that dollar amount would never cover the cost of service so eventually it had to fold. The last web address I have is 99 bucks a year but with a major web service.

Sounds like you got a bargain while it lasted.

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You're down.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 16, 2016 6:51 PM PDT

Hope you had a backup site.

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A legitimate question, as is down.
by Oclvroadbikerider / June 17, 2016 5:44 AM PDT

I've had a site hosted there for 20+ years and Tripod can't be reached for the last few days, so says all the site checkers.
Since the Domain can't be reached, it is a little hard to contact them to ask why, ITSDIGGER.

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The site is up but blank here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2016 7:02 AM PDT gives up a blank page so the something is still working but this host has had troubles in the past.

Now it looks worse.

Remember that no one from that web host is here so in your 20 years you would have collected some contacts along the way? This is one of the issues Wozniak noted at

That is, you can't rely on such systems. You should keep your own services if they are critical and if not, be ready to re-deploy as such places fail.
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by itsdigger / June 17, 2016 7:22 AM PDT

I should have looked at the site first.
So used to folks spamming that question that I just jumped in .

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Not finding on DNS either.
by gwathen1 / June 17, 2016 8:21 AM PDT

I can not even ping tripod sites since nothing appears to translate using my DNS server.

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Try it using the Google DNS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2016 8:28 AM PDT

I wonder if beyond the tripod issue the DNS records are munched on many ISPs.

I'm using

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There's others talking about this
by itsdigger / June 17, 2016 8:44 AM PDT
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Good find!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2016 8:58 AM PDT is telling us a bit more. Seems they know it's down but not telling if sites will be back up.

-> I know folk don't want to read this but FREE web sites come with no guarantee they will stay working. You will encounter folk that flame over this issue but FREE was never a sure way to keep your web site going.

Anyhow, good sleuthing on your part.
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Lycos (and Tripod and Angelfire) is back!
by DisneyWizard / June 17, 2016 3:42 PM PDT

Lycos and it's subs, like and have returned to ONLINE status. It's taken two days for the new DNS records to propagate around the world wide web to each DNS server.

Technical Issues

We are working on upgrading your service.
Will be back in a few hours.
And… (on the main splash page of
Coming soon:
A new

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Still getting blank pages.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2016 3:55 PM PDT

Your post is a copy of what's at their status page and the folk above with web pages are telling me it's still gone. Not a DNS issue?

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Web 2.0 Sites
by RennieBottali / June 18, 2016 1:42 AM PDT

These sites are some times up & down, not all time working.

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Re what happened to Tripod/
by Andrewwe / June 23, 2016 6:00 AM PDT

The domain vanished for about six days but is now back online.. No explanation given that I can find.

Irrelevant url from tripod-user removed by moderator.

Post was last edited on June 23, 2016 6:09 AM PDT

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