I used to click all the advertisements on www.alien-ufos.com and www.alienhub.com That's all I could do to support the forum. Q could have asked for more money if that was an issue, or at least informed or asked if anyone would buy or help support. Or sold for a lower price rather than shut down. $1000 is better than nothing. Netiquette would suggest some form of communication and a backup also. (What To Do With Your Website When You Are Going Out Of Business) Seems more like an emotional reaction than business.., especially regarding the message left and the website appears active? Just the message. I assume the domain would close.