Please help to follow up after web site's owner has died

#1

Dear Cloudflayer team,

My issue wouldn’t be regarding your technology or methods. My issue is regarding a specific case. There was a Russian guy Andrey Chernov He was an opensource programmer, a FreeBSD core team developer, Russian KOI8-R encoding developer (Type KOI8-R in Wikipedia, his name is there), a philosopher and a Thelemit. I used to visit his website which was under following domain names:
*** (cannot specify them because there is a limit for URLs per message.)

He has died 2 years ago but I did not know that. I realized this when his web site became unavailable. His domain registration has expired. And the website cannot be available any more.
Using this resource https://viewdns.info/iphistory/?domain=vniz.net I’ve found that the last domain name setup he made was at 2015. and there is a CloudFlare’s IP.
I wish to to keep alive the resource after this person has gone in a best memory of him and I don’t know if anyone else wants to keep his website alive. I cannot get the source of his website because of Cloudflare’s protection.

I need help with this. I hope for Cloudflare’s team good will.

PS: You can find multiple news about his death in Russian segment of internet. Just type “Андрей Чеснов умер”

#2

Cloudflare is a proxy service and content behind is hosted elsewhere. So even if you’d re-register the domain in question, the content is lost as I presume that the hosting has been taken down as well.

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#3

I don’t think hosting service has been taken down, there is big chance the server is still up. But Cloudflare proxying does let me access the server directly via IP.

#4

The Registrar and Hosting company may let you pay to keep it running maybe maybe contact his family and make a case to keep it going.

#5

Well, someone would have to pay for it and if someone would pay for it, they’d have re-registeted the domain too i guess. It’s currently for sale.

#6

I don’t have any understanding regarding his family or relatives, cannot find any personal info in Internet. Regarding Hosting: he might have a hosting for free, there are plenty ways to find a free hosting for a small website (I think it fits in less than 500Mb), especially if you are a software developer. I even don’t know the end IP of his server and a hosting company. But I think Cloudflare can disclose this info for this particular case, so I could move on in order to solve this case.

#7

Hi @rusmaxwell, sorry, what you’re are asking is not possible.

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