Does anyone know who is charge of http://classicaleconomies.com/
There is no contact address anywhere on the website despite him/her writing
"Please feel free to contact me about my collection
; any comments
or suggestions are welcome!"
I looked at the source code of several pages but there is no help
either, no name etc, and a whois lookup told me that the address is
Registrant Name: PRIVATE REGISTRANT
Registrant Organization: A HAPPY DREAMHOST CUSTOMER
and the semi-coded email address through their proxy mail server bounces.
The address which a whois lookup gives me, in Breda CA 92821, is actually
the address (and phone number) of dreamhost itself.
Does anybody know a contact address ? One of his
links has been
generating 404 errors for 6 years and I would like to ask for its removal.
I don't know the answer but I do recall looking at the site and attempting to find an owner a year ago when we made a number of regular Forum website awards
and attempted to collate a list of sites for an annual award. The latter wasn't successful for exactly these sort of reasons. All decent non-commercial numismatic websites are nowadays hosted by forumancientcoins.com or by ancients.info. Anything else was either (a) commercial with a thin veneer of numismatic content (pics of coins of the 12 Caesars
with links to buy LRBs
), or (b) commercial without any veneer, or (c) orphaned / dead / unmaintained, or (d) was an academic / university site that wouldn't agree to host a logo or (e) a discussion site in another language that competed with Forum
or (f) an anonymous blog. In fact most of the sites which were not hosted by Forum
or by ancients.info had
- no contact details or owner information at all, so were immediately ineligible. It was like dredging through thick mud trying to find diamonds and only coming across an occasional rusty nail. And we really tried hard, three months searching by a big enough team. The web has changed a lot since 1995 but in ways we wouldn't have thought - far fewer but much larger websites, and those websites hosted by a very few aggregators. Less diverse. Back to your question, did you consider that it may be google
indexing that's giving the 404's and not actual humans?