"Here at DNS History we have been crawling DNS records since 2009, our database currently contains over 500 million domains and over 2 billion DNS records."
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It was scheduled to close on July 10th, 2016, due to "funding issues".
According to a Twitter entry dated 2016-06-26:
- "dnshistory.org/ will be closing down in a couple of weeks - it has been a fun project over the years thanks folks."
Also, on the main page, on the right:
- "This site will shut down on the 10th July 2016 due to funding issues."
A scrape of all TLDs which are crawled by DNS History currently is available here.
Out of the 1365 TLDs,
- 1114 do have pages
- 1110 are here
- .info: 251346 pages
- .org: 288405 pages
- .net: unknown (expected to be millions of pages)
- 251 don't have a single domain: they
Failed archiving attempt
After ArchiveTeam started the project (2016-07-04), dnshistory.org staff shortly activated CloudFlare in order to block our access to the site.
user:bzc6p contacted them asking for cooperation, but they replied that "there is no way you can archive the >billion pages on the site and trying to do so is causing issues for other users on the site."
Since then CloudFlare seems to have been deactivated, but internal server errors occur instead, so although the main page is up (as of 2016-07-25), the site is a zombie and we cannot do anything.