Since MakeMKV.com is down, I noticed there now seems to be a MakeMKV.net. The site clearly looks different but appears to be the new (maybe paid) version of MakeMKV.com.
Does anyone know if .net is the same legit site, or is it malicious?
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it looks like they forgot to pay their web host. the forums are still up - https://forum.makemkv.com/forum/
^^ Well that explanation appears odd since the forum addr suggests a sub-domain of the main site. And if the main site can not be accessed then neither would the forum.
I am sure if I forgot to pay my hoster my sub-domain(s) would also not be accessable.
Sub-domains don't have to be hosted by the same provider. Where I work we have several sub-domains, all hosted by different outfits.
The .net site is highly likely a scam.
makemkv.com site info:
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The .com info has been the same since at least 2011 and registered since 2008. https://www.avsforum.com/threads/are-mkvs-really-1-1-copies.1339597/page-2 I believe Kvasha Mihail is the developer.
The .net domain was registered in 2020 with hidden owner and admin, and completely different address. Red flag #1
The .net page has numerous grammatical errors and is clearly not the same person(s) who administers the .com site and forum. Red flag #2
The translated text from the .com page:
POSSIBLE REASONS FOR BLOCKING A SITE:
- PAYMENT FOR HOSTING HAS ENDED ( NOT DOMAIN! ). YOU NEED TO TOP UP YOUR BALANCE. PAYMENT FOR HOSTING IS DEBITED DAILY FROM YOUR ACCOUNT BALANCE.
- YOUR SITE HAS BEEN BLOCKED FOR VIOLATING THE HOSTING RULES . IF YOU HAVE BROKEN THE RULES, GO TO YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT AND CHECK THE " MESSAGES " SECTION . THERE MAY BE COMPLAINTS.
Most likely the developer/owner just failed pay the hosting fee for some reason. He's been know to be AWOL, sometimes for months as when the software key expires. MakeMKV is a one man show and work of love for him. Hopefully he's well.