Main newswire down since January 6th...
Is Portland next?
The founding Seattle IMC collapsed from incompetence. Now the main newswire goes nowhere:
"Unable to connect"
Odd since the portland subdomain still works.
Domain Name: INDYMEDIA.ORG
Registry Domain ID: D11766162-LROR
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: http://www.tucows.com
Updated Date: 2018-12-26T21:42:29Z
Creation Date: 1999-10-27T20:24:39Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2020-10-27T20:24:39Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
Registrar: Tucows Inc.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: email@example.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4165350123
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
Domain Status: serverTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#serverTransferProhibited
Registrant Organization: Data Protected
Registrant State/Province: ON
Registrant Country: CA
Name Server: NS2.RISEUP.NET
Name Server: NS2.FS-DL.NET
Looks like they switched from Brazil to Canada and were active at least since Christmas.
So why is the website down? Hostile takeover?
The end isn't far off....
The Uk site has accepted reality:
"Open publishing was disabled on this site in mid-July 2016 as there was a very low volume of original grass roots news reports from activists being posted and the collective running the site was dwindling as people were working on other things."
This is a perfect description of POrtland "indymedia".