The operator of BootersNetwork.net is claiming that it is the official site of BootersNetwork. Also, they are claiming that this is the backup site. As they have gone out of their way to slander, misrepresent, duplicate and steal, I am going to point out the claims made and address them. I am addressing these issues according to the state of BootersNetwork.net as of this writing. As the contents of the site may change, this post might become misleading. However, to preserve the current state I have created an Internet Archive snapshot which you can view here.
A Facebook page, group and discord server are linked to from BootersNetwork.net. The Facebook page and group are actually official BootersNetwork ones. The discord, however, is not. The claim being made is that the previous discord was stolen. As you can see from the image below, our discord is still here!
If our discord was stolen, it would have been reported in one or more of our social media presences.
BootersNetwork.com Is Our Backup Site
This claim suggests that we have purchased BootersNetwork.com with the intent to make it a backup site. If we had done so, we would have made an announcement about it. As I’m going to point out, BootersNetwork.com is much older than BootersNetwork.net. According to a WHOIS lookup for BootersNetwork.net (source) and a WHOIS lookup for BootersNetwork.com (source) you can see that BootersNetwork.com is older by a margin of about 2 years. They weren’t even purchased from the same registrar. To suggest we also bought BootersNetwork.net is false. If we did, we would have also made an announcement. As for BootersNetwork.net, here is a quote from one of our announcements that BootersNetwork.com is the only domain we have at this point in time:
As a reminder to everyone, Arana Jones is the founder of BootersNetwork. Vector and I are also owners as well. BootersNetwork is a hosting company and community, not a gaming community! We only have one website: bootersnetwork.com. Any other website claiming to be us is not us!
…Cool-Knight (announcement on discord)
While the operator of this site has stated that we (Vector and Cool-Knight) caused Arana to turn his back on them, this is simply not the case. There were various problems with this individual that kept us from focusing on the goals of BootersNetwork. I wish I could have done more for this individual in demonstrating the truth, but the reality that has set in is much darker.
I hope that this post clears up some of the misinformation being presented. This is an unfortunate time for us and I really did not want to make this post. However, because it almost seems like I am being forced, I felt it was necessary.