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RiscStation domains expire

By Chris Williams. Published: 1st May 2005, 09:41:36 | Permalink | Printable

On your bike

Their domain names may have expired, but the curtains haven't yet closed on RiscStation. Although their .co.uk address is still functioning past its renewal deadline, riscstation.com has stopped completely.

A bike up closeHowever, Roy Heslop of RiscStation says the company is still going, just in case something "comes out of the woodwork" to boost its range of native computers. The company, we're told, sold only a couple of ARM7500 powered machines in 2004, so they're in no rush to especially fork out for hosting and domain costs right now.

In previous years, Roy's other business, CTA Direct, has kept RiscStation afloat. Now, Roy's new enterprise of selling bicycles has proved to be far more profitable than flogging RISC OS kit, having sold "a shedload of bikes". When the new website for that business is set up, Roy says he'll move the RiscStation website over to the new web host - which could be within the next week or so.

RiscStation was formed in 1999 and together with Simtec, produced one of the first RISC OS 4 powered computers to emerge from the collapse of Acorn, all in time for Christmas 1999. This was way back in the good old days of laptop hopes, Imago motherboard dreams and a thin veil of cooperation.


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Lets hope that no-one steals their domain in the meantime.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 1/5/05 10:19AM
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"a shedload of bikes"

There is something very satisfying about using that term in connection with bikes :)

As for RS - Wasn't that announced before Acorn went bye-bye? I always get that and the MD machine mixed up. ISTR they were pretty alike.

-- Spriteman

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 2/5/05 10:26AM
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Bah, I must be asleep. I also missed this pun:

"they're in no rush to especially fork out for hosting"


 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 2/5/05 10:27AM
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Riscstation.co.uk: "Site last updated Friday, 27th May 2002" :|

"a shedload of bikes" ... that's not very many bikes is it. 6.... 8 at the most? Unless you have a very large shed, but then it would be more of an outhouse... Still more bikes than RiscStations! :P

 is a RISC OS UserMENTAT on 4/5/05 9:02PM
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