Going to that place in the sky where websites go after they…

Seems the website of the SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board has gone the way of the dinosaur. Probably because Industry Canada neglected to renew the domain. Not that this comes as a surprise… The group became inactive shortly after the last conference in 2003, when the people in charge at SchoolNet (an initiative of Industry Canada) realized that their own jobs were in jeopardy due to the looming changes in leadership – namely, the coming of Prime Minister Martin and the ministry shuffling that was bound to, and did, happen. They left to go on to better endeavours. Since then, the SYAB website hasn’t been updated at all, and the founding principles haven’t been executed, namely the selection of new members to replace the graduating ones, of which there were many that year, myself included. At least the website has been captured on the Way Back Machine, the Internet’s version of a time portal.

So long, http://www.schoolnet.ca/syab-ccjr/.

Hmm, I wonder if the board is on Facebook?

Edit: Actually, the domain wasn’t not renewed – it’s still valid until March 25, 2010. It looks like they just took the server down or took it out of their DNS servers, that’s all.

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  1. Jasper says:

    Re: Going to that place in the sky where websites go after they.

    From WHOIS:
    Status: EXIST
    Registrar: Webnames.ca (UBC Research Enterprises Inc.)
    Registrar-no: 70
    Registrant-no: 13812
    Domaine-no: 13812
    Subdomain: schoolnet.ca
    Renewal-Date: 2010/03/25
    Date-Approved: 2000/10/07
    Date-Modified: 2002/12/10
    Organization: Canada’s SchoolNet / Reseau Scolaire Canadien
    Description: Canada’s SchoolNet is a cooperative partnership
    between Canada’s provincial, territorial and federal
    governments, educators, universities and colleges and
    industry. SchoolNet is working with
    provincial/territorial ministries of education to help
    connect all schools and public libraries across Canada
    to the information highway by 1998. SchoolNet will
    also connect all first nations schools under federal
    jurisdiction and will assist all schools and
    libraries, including post-secondary institutions meet
    their objectives and improve productivity through
    electronic networking.
    "Canada’s SchoolNet and "Reseau Scolaire Canadien" are
    trademarks. Points of presence across the country.
    Admin-Name: Christine Kollmann
    Admin-Title: Administrative Assistant
    Admin-Postal: Industry Canada
    IHAB Informatics
    155 Queen Street, room 418B
    Ottawa ON K1A 0H5 Canada
    Admin-Phone: 1 613 9465578
    Admin-Fax: 1 613 9412184
    Admin-Mailbox: kollmann.christine At ic.gc Dot ca
    Tech-Name: IIN Operations Ihab
    Tech-Title: Senior Systems Manager
    Tech-Postal: Industry Canada
    Ihab Informatics
    155 Queen St Room 602
    Ottawa ON K1A 0H5 Canada
    Tech-Phone: 1 613 2936945
    Tech-Fax: 1 613 9462171
    Tech-Mailbox: ihabiinsupport At ic.gc Dot ca
    NS1-Hostname: infobase2.ic.gc.ca
    NS1-Netaddress: 198.103.246.202
    NS2-Hostname: infobase.ic.gc.ca
    NS2-Netaddress: 198.103.246.203
    NS3-Hostname:
    NS3-Netaddress:
    NS4-Hostname:
    NS4-Netaddress:
    NS5-Hostname:
    NS5-Netaddress:
    NS6-Hostname:
    NS6-Netaddress: