Official Philip K. Dick Website Offline

From the questions and comments I’ve seen, many of the you may have noticed that the Official Philip K. Dick Website, http://www.philipkdick.com is offline and all that is displayed is:

I don’t know what happened to the site. Because of my experience, I have some facts about the situation. The site went offline sometime at the end sometime between June 23, 2013 and July 28, 2013 (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.philipkdick.com/). The domain name hasn’t expired (http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx). I would guess that the message is coming either from a hosting services servers or a content management system, but at this point I haven’t investigated that avenue very much.

What I have been working on is capturing as much of the old site as I can to either archive it here (if allowed) or for my own personal use. What happens to the site is entirely up to Electric Shepherd Productions LLC. I have reached out to my contacts within the organization to offer help about 1-2 weeks ago and haven’t had a response. I strongly feel that the www.philipkdick.com domain needs to be active or at least have some web presence. That domain is the one that used to drive the most traffic in (besides Wikipedia and imdb.com). This site is now 3rd when I search for “Philip K. Dick” so at least there is some location that can attract fans or new explorers to learn about Philip K. Dick.

Meanwhile, here is a screen capture from the old(?) www.philipkdick.com

7 Responses to “Official Philip K. Dick Website Offline”

  1. David Keller Says:

    In case it is helpfult to you I’ve copied and pasted the information from an ID Serve query:

    Initiating server query …
    Looking up IP address for domain: http://www.philipkdick.com
    The IP address for the domain is: 70.86.164.203
    Connecting to the server on standard HTTP port: 80
    [Connected] Requesting the server’s default page.
    The server returned the following response headers:
    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
    Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:59:48 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5
    Last-Modified: Sun, 14 Jul 2013 01:22:14 GMT
    ETag: “3c3-4e16e92e55d80″
    Accept-Ranges: bytes
    Content-Length: 963
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html
    Query complete.

    Perhaps the site is offline or whatever for redesign, revisions, rewriting history or some change(s) along those lines.

  2. Mike Philbin Says:

    STILL OFFLINE, it’s November 2013

    curiouser and curiouser…

  3. fnark Says:

    Has anyone ever heard of the PKD outline (26 pages) for a late novel called “The Cosmic Egg Of Fnark”

  4. Mike Philbin Says:

    any update as to why PKD.com is offline, still?

  5. Bap Says:

    Still down :(
    Any update?
    Also the Electric Shepherd Productions website is blank. Has it ever been different? I really hope they don’t have any problem…

  6. Michael Fisher Says:

    I just noticed that the Electric Shepherd Productions website is down(?) and showing the installation page for a content management software. I’m not sure what wheels are turning in the background and who’s turning them. If I find something out, I will let everyone know.

  7. grubstreet Says:

    I know about “The Cosmic Egg of Fnark.” You can contact me at grubstreet@gmail.com.

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