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Old 06-25-2010, 04:13 AM
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Well the domain name holds a fair share of value.

I can't count on x5drivers.co.uk's website owner to buy it back, as he let it expire in the first place, presumably on purpose.

The amount of traffic leading to this domain is relatively high and may be sought after by some.
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Thats great, nice to see there are still money grabbing people in this world, the whole idea of the forum was a free help and advice for fellow x5 drivers in the uk.
Good luck with your name and i really hope nobody visits it.
If any of the origanal site administrators see this please please get this sorted, i dont know how but im sure you will!
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:32 AM
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Thats great, nice to see there are still money grabbing people in this world, the whole idea of the forum was a free help and advice for fellow x5 drivers in the uk.
Good luck with your name and i really hope nobody visits it.
If any of the origanal site administrators see this please please get this sorted, i dont know how but im sure you will!
Calm down bud.

The site owner has in excess of 1 month before his domain expires to renew it.

Obviously a conscious decision was made to let it go. I didn't shut the site down.

If I didn't buy it someone else would have.

Also you think the owner of that website didn't make a buck or two from advertising? If not, no wonder the site is no longer up. Running a large forum is not cheap.

Why the owner decided to close the site, I do not know. Was this all an accident? Maybe, however it is unlikely. I do not know why the website was not put up for sale rather than shut down.

All I know is that an expired domain name, is fair game. Believe it or not any "business" I do online is more of a hobby...I have yet to make a dime.

You are acting like I killed Santa Claus.

Also I resent your "money grabbing" statement.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:53 AM
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I would love to save a forum that provides "free help and advice for fellow x5 drivers in the uk" but I would possibly be treading on some legal matters.

You think I don't appreciate how useful forums like "x5drivers" can be? I think I do.
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I guess the godfather is living up to his name as a ruthless hustler!

I'm guessing it was the previous owners fault for not renewing it and leaving it open for anyone to buy! Wonder why they done that!!
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:34 AM
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I have joined www.xoutposts.com due to X5 drivers going down. Looks like a much bigger forum, some good stuff on here. I was also hoping to find out what had happened to X5drivers!! So here is the answer.

What a shame the owner decided to let it go. I'm sure the admin guys (AW8 and co) could have got it running again. I searched for the domain name a few days ago in a bid to secure it and then release it (free of charge of course) to who ever decided to continue the forum, as I had used X5D for a while, and got lots from it.

The registrar stated it was still unavailable, I guess TheGodfather got it somehow, I'm surprised you have registered it in the hope to just make a few 'bucks'! Thats really not in the spirit of using forums, you are basically wanting to capitalize on other peoples misfortune. Lets hope you are reasonable about it and release it to the new owners for an affordable amount. I for one would chip in if needed.

Lets hope it gets resolved. In the meantime, time to have a good look around this forum. Sorry for to any xoutposts vets for a slightly negative first post.
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BWG and others, this is a matter we are still looking into and rest assured, something will return even if it means that the name has to change due to unavailability.

The moderating team was not aware of the domain expiration error so we are working on a different route trying to get the data back and host it.

X1singh, it would be ashame to miss the updates on the never-arriving-x5 We will get something organised before it actually arrives.
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Great news PVR, good luck with it mate, I'm sure you have it under control. I'll watch this space for updates. Let me know if theres anything I can do.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:58 AM
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Thanks BWG. After all, what is in a name
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Hope you guys work it out. In the mean time Welcome to Xoutpost. Lots of info and good people here.
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