Update: roughly 12h after this incident happened, the issue with henkaku.xyz was solved. Yifanlu stated that both henkaku.xyz and henkaku.me can now be used, the latter being considered as a backup.
There’s been a bit of trouble in the Vita scene earlier today as henkaku.xyz, the official site for the henkaku hack, appeared to be down for several hours.
Davee and Yifanlu, 2 of the developers behind the HENkaku hack, have confirmed the problem, stating that apparently a random person had reported henkaku.xyz as a malware/spam website, which prompted url blacklist services to instantly blacklist the site.
Do NOT use @xyz (.xyz) people! Random people can report your domain as spamming and URIBL will blacklist it without checking!
The site has now moved to henkaku.me, as confirmed by Davee himself on twitter. Soon after that url was set up, several people reported still having issues accessing the site, related to ssl certificate updates, which are happening right now.
Bottom line, henkaku.me is now the official HENkaku url to access with your 3.60 Vita in order to get the HENkaku hack installed, but it might still be a bit unstable at this point (you might get secure connection errors)
Molecule’s emergency response team bought https://t.co/Z3ngsXR8OX, set up cloudflare, rebuilt, deployed, and tested in 15 minutes 🙂
To me this confirms the urgent need to be able to host HENkaku in a decentralized way, or on one’s localhost. HENkaku-webserver is one solution that allows users to do that, but currently only runs on Windows.