GeForce FAQ returns from the dead
New home at the Technology Vault
A popular unofficial Nvidia technical resource which disappeared when cybersquatters pounced on its URL is back from the dead.
The GeForce FAQ has a new home at UK tech community website the Technology Vault. GeForce FAQ author Christopher Hill selected the site after a beauty parade (several Nvidia fan sites also offered to host the resource)
after the Vault undertook to maintain and update the pages.
Hill who will no longer take an active part in GeForce FAQ says: "19.4, was posted on the 2nd of January 2002 and since then I have not made time to update it because of my work as a sysadmin and work at my church."
He lost his URL GeForceFAQ.com earlier this year, after forgetting to renew the domain name. A company called Ultimate Search inc. stepped in and scooped up the name.
Ultimate did not return Hill's emails, he says:
"They bought it to exploit the domain name's popularity to use as a directory for advertising purposes and making money. The same group of people who snapped this domain name have a track record of this kind of activity and have snapped up many popular and busy web sites' domain names and pointed it to their own."
The Technology Vault is an unusual site. It was set up in 1999 as a fanzine for .tv, the now dead Sky TV tech channel. And it still has a bit of that dead TV channel in aspic flavour - the front page has pictures of all the presenters, with short 'where are they now' biogs.
Since its unpromising start, The Technology Vault has developed a forum-based mutual self-help PC support group. It claims 100k-150k page imps a month. Presumably, the GeForce FAQ will see it gain many more.
Here is the GeForce FAQ press release. ®