Scn Critical Info site down

Lee #28

Well-known member
Don't know much about these types of things.

I would assume you would have to find the owner of the original site.....and find out why it is no longer up.

Did he not pay the Hosting Fees.....or some such problem?



If the owner wanted to sell the data base of what was up.....that would be a possibility....

Then a new hosting site could be secured....and the site put back up.

I don't know how to go about finding the original owner....
 

Veda

Well-known member
Don't know much about these types of things.

I would assume you would have to find the owner of the original site.....and find out why it is no longer up.

Did he not pay the Hosting Fees.....or some such problem?



If the owner wanted to sell the data base of what was up.....that would be a possibility....

Then a new hosting site could be secured....and the site put back up.

I don't know how to go about finding the original owner....


In lieu of a surprise rebirth of the Scientology Critical Information Directory,
at least a functional copy does exist.

Perhaps this is an appropriate time to thank Raymond Hill for the enormous amount of work he put into the site over a span of fifteen years.

Scientology Critical Information Directory


 

Barile

Member
The Scientology Critical Information Directory, a.k.a. Xenu-directory.net, has expired.





At this time, the site is available through the internet archive, the Wayback Machine:

Odd. The method to get info about domain ownership is through a "whois" query. For example if you go here
XeNu-Directory.net WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools you will find the registration record. The domain was updated on 7/8/2020 and expires on 6/23/2021. The contact info is redacted and is fairly typical for this kind of domain. Now, all that said, I'm able to pull the url Scientology Critical Information Directory and get the page just fine, however if you look at the url bar, you will see a lock icon with a red line through it, indicating there is no SSL certificate and hence "The website www.xenu-directory.net does not support encryption for the page you are viewing. Information sent over the Internet without encryption can be seen by other people while it is in transit." Translation.... with no contact information in the DNS record, and in light of the recent update and renewal, the lack of an SSL cert, it's hard to say who owns and/or operates the site, and any interaction with the site can be easily intercepted and logged... This could be just sloppy administration or it could be the site was hijacked and the registration is forged... as the Registrant Email is bogus. (see below)
If you lookup the IP address of the site...

C:\>nslookup
Default Server: UnKnown
Address: xxxxxxxx

> xenu-directory.net
Server: UnKnown
Address: xxxxxxxxx

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: xenu-directory.net
Address: 72.51.24.224

By then plugging in the IP address 72.51.24.224 into your browser url bar,
it resolves to Canada Web Hosting, Canadian Dedicated Hosting, Domain Registration which is a hosting site. This could mean
that they haven't paid the bill and the site is still there as the domain is registered current,
or it could mean quite a few other things. How did you determine the site was down and when?
Have you tried it since?

Part of my job was handling thousands of domains we owned or registered and keeping the black hat
activity to zero. In cases of forged urls or tampered DNS records, the fun was never ending.
My only advice is when you see a site is not using SSL, that is, a lock with a red line through it,
avoid the site entirely, as there is no easy way for most people to determine the validity or safety
of the site. Jus' sayin'.

Whois Record ( last updated on 2020-07-21 )
Domain Name: XENU-DIRECTORY.NET
Registry Domain ID: 174043680_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: Tucows Domains - Information about Tucows Domain Names
Updated Date: 2020-07-08T22:30:16
Creation Date: 2005-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Reseller: Mecca Internet Solutions
Domain Status: ok EPP Status Codes | What Do They Mean, and Why Should I Know? - ICANN
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant State/Province: AB
Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: Tiered Access
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Name Server: ns0.i-mecca.net
Name Server: ns01.i-mecca.net
DNSSEC: unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4165350123
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form | ICANN

"For more information on Whois status codes, please visit EPP Status Codes | What Do They Mean, and Why Should I Know? - ICANN"

Registration Service Provider:
Mecca Internet Solutions,
604-273-2077
604-273-2076 (fax)
This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords,
DNS/Nameserver changes, and general domain support questions.
 

Barile

Member
Odd. The method to get info about domain ownership is through a "whois" query. For example if you go here
XeNu-Directory.net WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools you will find the registration record. The domain was updated on 7/8/2020 and expires on 6/23/2021. The contact info is redacted and is fairly typical for this kind of domain. Now, all that said, I'm able to pull the url Scientology Critical Information Directory and get the page just fine, however if you look at the url bar, you will see a lock icon with a red line through it, indicating there is no SSL certificate and hence "The website www.xenu-directory.net does not support encryption for the page you are viewing. Information sent over the Internet without encryption can be seen by other people while it is in transit." Translation.... with no contact information in the DNS record, and in light of the recent update and renewal, the lack of an SSL cert, it's hard to say who owns and/or operates the site, and any interaction with the site can be easily intercepted and logged... This could be just sloppy administration or it could be the site was hijacked and the registration is forged... as the Registrant Email is bogus. (see below)
If you lookup the IP address of the site...

C:\>nslookup
Default Server: UnKnown
Address: xxxxxxxx

> xenu-directory.net
Server: UnKnown
Address: xxxxxxxxx

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: xenu-directory.net
Address: 72.51.24.224

By then plugging in the IP address 72.51.24.224 into your browser url bar,
it resolves to Canada Web Hosting, Canadian Dedicated Hosting, Domain Registration which is a hosting site. This could mean
that they haven't paid the bill and the site is still there as the domain is registered current,
or it could mean quite a few other things. How did you determine the site was down and when?
Have you tried it since?

Part of my job was handling thousands of domains we owned or registered and keeping the black hat
activity to zero. In cases of forged urls or tampered DNS records, the fun was never ending.
My only advice is when you see a site is not using SSL, that is, a lock with a red line through it,
avoid the site entirely, as there is no easy way for most people to determine the validity or safety
of the site. Jus' sayin'.

Whois Record ( last updated on 2020-07-21 )
Domain Name: XENU-DIRECTORY.NET
Registry Domain ID: 174043680_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: Tucows Domains - Information about Tucows Domain Names
Updated Date: 2020-07-08T22:30:16
Creation Date: 2005-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Reseller: Mecca Internet Solutions
Domain Status: ok EPP Status Codes | What Do They Mean, and Why Should I Know? - ICANN
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant State/Province: AB
Registrant Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Country: CA
Registrant Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: Tiered Access
Registry Admin ID:
Admin Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Phone Ext:
Admin Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Admin Fax Ext:
Admin Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Registry Tech ID:
Tech Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Street: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech City: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech State/Province: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Postal Code: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Country: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Phone Ext:
Tech Fax: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Tech Fax Ext:
Tech Email: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
Name Server: ns0.i-mecca.net
Name Server: ns01.i-mecca.net
DNSSEC: unsigned
Registrar Abuse Contact Email:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4165350123
URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: Whois Inaccuracy Complaint Form | ICANN

"For more information on Whois status codes, please visit EPP Status Codes | What Do They Mean, and Why Should I Know? - ICANN"

Registration Service Provider:
Mecca Internet Solutions,
604-273-2077
604-273-2076 (fax)
This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords,
DNS/Nameserver changes, and general domain support questions.
or write an email to: [email protected]
odds of that actually being rhill ... 50/50
 

Karakorum

The most just, the most merciful, the most ethical
Site seems to be back up
 

TheSneakster

Active member
Whois Record ( last updated on 2020-07-21 )
Domain Name: XENU-DIRECTORY.NET
Registry Domain ID: 174043680_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.tucows.com
Registrar URL: Tucows Domains - Information about Tucows Domain Names
Updated Date: 2020-07-08T22:30:16
Creation Date: 2005-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-06-23T00:49:08
Registrar: TUCOWS, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 69
Reseller: Mecca Internet Solutions
TUCOWS ? The best Windows Shareware repository on the Internet! (At least I remember it that way. :D
 
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