In wake of the recent outage, I’d like to share Purism’s direct IP addresses for the site and forum so that people can still connect using that in case of a domain issue or DNS blocking.
Purism Forums: 22.214.171.124
Simply entering the address into your browser’s URL / Omnibox should take you to the site.
Neither are currently active, but librem.com was active during the outage.
As for PurismSPC, quote:
Due to how domain registration works, we can’t completely remove the possibility that our domain could be suspended again in the future. What we can do is try to mitigate the effects with redundancy. To those ends we have registered PurismSPC.com with a different registrar and soon we will bring up a duplicate website and infrastructure under that domain. The idea here is to not just have a second domain with a redundant registrar, but have a domain under a completely different and traditional TLD for redundancy. We will also update our TLS certificates to list both puri.sm and purismspc.com, so you can be assured that we consider both sites valid when you visit with a web browser.
Thus, I’d personally try to first direct-connect using IP in the case of a domain failure, and if that also didn’t work, I’d start trying to connect to PurismSPC.com instead.
Once PurismSPC.com is up I’m going to take note of it’s direct IP as well.
In the instance that all domains stop working and no direct IPs work either, and you stop hearing from Purism over social media either - that’s when you can start worrying that something awful has happened.
Be sure to keep a watchful eye on the Warrant Canaries.
Just thought I’d let you all know this.