What Happened to Orble.com?

Orble.com, a large community of bloggers, disappeared overnight taking with it years of work and sweat of thousands of writers.

What I find strange is that I couldn’t find anything explaining what happened. No chat over the internet, no emails advising it would happen.

It is so disrespectful to the writers. I know it was a free community but there is responsibility even if the currency wasn’t money. We have offered the community our most precious gift, our talents, passions in words. Even a post-the-fact announcement would have been better than nothing.

In my last statistics report, from the 27th August, 2015, one of my blogs “Aussie Folly” stated:

Rank for www.orble.com (Aussie Folly): 477 out of 21910

21,910 blog sites gone…

I am fortunate to have had all my writings backed-up offline but it still makes one sad to see the history, the work I have done, simply vanished. I noticed things were going badly once the special domains went offline and I managed to copy the main blog here.

In the end this has made me move to WordPress and learn how to make the best of it. It gave me incentive for the change and developing new blogging skills and knowledge.

If you have been an Orble blogger and knows anything of what have happened please post a comment. Just knowing more about it would help with the feeling of loss not only mine but of all the community members.

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19 thoughts on “What Happened to Orble.com?

      1. I have to do more research to track them down. I just remember that their HQ was in Sydney. It’s good that you are in Sydney. Perhaps you can send me some screen shots…howardgis1 at verizon dot net. I’m good at tracking things down. Need for leads…

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      2. Here is the info: the parent company of Orble. com is On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN: 113479226. Aus Business Number. Locality: 2122 NSW (New South Wales). Postcode for Eastwood and Marsfield, NSW, 14 km from Sydney AUS. per http://www.ftb-companies-au.com
        On Topic Media PTY LTD, 1 Coronation Avenue, Eastwood NSW 2122. Telephone 04-1675-5614. Revenue of $2.78 million. 4 employees. Founded in 2005. Aus Propropriety Company.
        They still exist. They run the website http://www.weekendnotes.com which is still up!

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  1. Jon Deutscher is Orble. com is On Topic Media PTY LTD of Eastwood NSW 2122.

    Company: On Topic Media PTY LTD (Jon Deutscher)
    Address: c/o GoDaddy Redemption Services 14455 N. Hayden Road, Suite 219 Scottsdale AZ 85260 United States
    Phone: +1.4805058877
    Email: jon@orble.com
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  2. Jon Deutscher is orble.com is On Topic Media PTY LTD of NSW 2122. Eastwood NSW 2122.

    Domain Name: GAMESRAT.COM
    Registry Domain ID: 1405074086_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Update Date: 2015-02-02T04:12:28Z
    Creation Date: 2008-02-18T07:25:24Z
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-02-18T07:25:24Z
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
    Registrar IANA ID: 146
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientUpdateProhibited
    Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientRenewProhibited
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited http://www.icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Jon Deutscher
    Registrant Organization: On Topic Media PTY LTD
    Registrant Street: 1 Coronation Ave
    Registrant City: Eastwood
    Registrant State/Province: New South Wales
    Registrant Postal Code: 2122
    Registrant Country: Australia
    Registrant Phone: +61.416755615
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: jon@orble.com
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: Jon Deutscher
    Admin Organization: On Topic Media PTY LTD
    Admin Street: 1 Coronation Ave
    Admin City: Eastwood
    Admin State/Province: New South Wales
    Admin Postal Code: 2122
    Admin Country: Australia
    Admin Phone: +61.416755615
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: jon@orble.com
    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: Jon Deutscher
    Tech Organization: On Topic Media PTY LTD
    Tech Street: 1 Coronation Ave
    Tech City: Eastwood
    Tech State/Province: New South Wales
    Tech Postal Code: 2122
    Tech Country: Australia
    Tech Phone: +61.416755615
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: jon@orble.com
    Name Server: NS5.NS0.COM
    Name Server: NS2.QUICKSERVE.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
    Last update of WHOIS database: 2015-04-12T14:00:00Z

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  3. Deutscher-Menzies Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers – 12 …
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  4. I’d likewise be interested in finding out more about this. I had a blog there for close to five years. Luckily, I created everything off line and have copies of my work, but I’m still annoyed about this.
    I thought I read some time ago that Jon Deutscher had left Orble and that was when they started having problems (“problems,” like the complete abandonment of any administration of the site — no response to emails, inability of anybody to post on the Authors’ Forum, etc.)
    Jason King of Salty Popcorn, the movie review blog, had some comments about all this recently on Facebook, so you may want to check in with him, either on FB or his own site.

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    1. For anybody who’s looking for their old posts — I’ve had some success finding what still exists on The Wayback Machine. Go to
      https://archive.org/web/
      and type
      http://orble.com
      into the search field. You should see a calendar with various dates circled. The last date is July 8, 2015. Click on a circled date and Orble appears. You can navigate around pretty much like you used to be able to do. You can even extract PDFs and take screenshots if you want to have something to prove these are your posts.

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    2. For anyone who’s looking for their old posts — I’ve had some success locating them on the Wayback Machine at
      https://archive.org/web/
      Go there and put
      http://orble.com
      into the search field. A calendar appears with various dates circled. Click on one of those dates and Orble appears. You can navigate pretty much like you used to be able to do. You can even extract PDFs in case you want to be able to show your posts or to prove that you’re the one who wrote them.

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  5. It’s been two years since I put the address of my orble blog on my fb group. I thought it would be nice as it has many followers. However, when I just browsed the address there was only game app named orble. Here you have made me sure that it’s really gone. Thanks for your information sir! Thanks also to orble, for used to giving me the chance to bear my feeling through the unspoken words.

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