EDIT: It appears KeepVid is Back!
Sometimes you want to download something from YouTube and hang on to it. Not because you’re interested in violating copyright or overthrowing The Man or anything like that, but because you’re worried that it will go away or that you’ll want to look at it somewhere where the Internet access is dodgy.
Anyway, when I was in that situation my go-to site was KeepVid. And now it appears KeepVid is no more. When you go to KeepVid.com you get something that looks like this:
I went and checked the domain registration for KeepVid at Whois.sc and apparently the domain information changed today, so this is really recent.
According to the same registration information, the domain doesn’t expire until March 2018, so I don’t think this is a case of forgotten renewal. Is it that KeepVid has finally folded to threats of legal action? The KeepVid Twitter account hasn’t been updated in well over a year, and the Facebook page not since January 2015.
Anybody out there know what happened? Any thoughts about alternatives to KeepVid?