1up.com Has Finally Pulled the Plug, Website Domain is Completely Gone (UPDATE: Maybe Not)

1up.com Has Finally Pulled the Plug, Website Domain is Completely Gone (UPDATE: Maybe Not)

Update: It seems that the domain is back online again. Hopefully it will stay that way, so fans can at least relive old memories.

Back in 2013, the staff at long-running gaming site 1up.com announced that it would be closing down and the site would be archived. However, looking up the domain now only nets you this screen:

1up

It seems that even the site’s entire archive, which means all of its contents, no longer exists. This is most likely due to the fact that the parent company no longer wishes to pay to keep the domain and site active.

1up was created by Ziff Davis in 2003 as an extension of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) but was eventually bought out by Hearst Corporation’s UGO Networks, which was then acquired by IGN Entertainment in 2011. Interestingly enough Ziff Davis acquired IGN in 2013, which reunited the site with the original owners. However, Davis later announced that in order to focus on IGN, they would site down most of the secondary sites, including 1up.