Specifically speaking, their domain name expired. Basically, they either have to renew the domain name by basically "leasing" it, or it will be fully removed after the 42-day grace period. After that time, another individual would be able to pay and re-open the domain name, but it would appear, if I understand correctly, that doing so would require starting over from scratch :(
Well, Go Daddy (who owns the domain name) pretty much requires a small payment every however-long in order to keep a site going. Sometimes the site will be funded by the individual, but a lot of times it's funded by the users via PayPal. I do know there haven't been as many people active there lately, so that might be a factor.
If I recall correctly, the owner of the forums (DanteDervish) hasn't been around the Huntik Forums much if any for some time now. For the most part, I think TeridaX has been doing most of the admin / moderator stuff for that time as well. That means that it's possible that he decided to just let it expire, but I'm not sure.
Whenever I get time, I might drop a message by TeridaX to see if he knows what's up. I'm not sure if anyone else would still have a means of contacting DanteDervish apart from the now-down Huntik Forums.
Its a real shame since I loved the fan-made cards which Seeker11299 and Hahli Nuva (Riversong) were making. Do you think you could post links to your newest cards here on our forum or on this other really cool site, Holotome.weebly.com which has a blog of its own whre we can post things.
My apologies if I'm not supposed to post this here, but I've made a new Huntik forum here. I tend to struggle with Wiki's forums, so I figured that it would be good to have something a bit more accessible on hand (and yes, my forum is currently a work in progress - I'm still setting up all of the sections and whatnot).
I'll be posting my cards and comic translations there from now on, so feel free to join it and sit tight as I get everything set up. :)
You can count me in, although I may only be able to make the occasional appearance. It's scholarship season again, so I will be spending a lot of time on that for a while in addition to studying for midterms.
Hey I am an old member of the huntik forum and recently went to check in to find out by this site that it is closed, I have a forum and it has huntik on it, we have some old members like araknos and I would love it if u would come to my forum:
Please give it a try, as I said a lot of us are originally from the huntik forum