Despite several attempts at contact there is no further news from Web-Mania regarding the offline websites. UPDATED with GREAT NEWS!!!
The website and forum are now back online with no loss of forum data. Despite earlier concerns it was possible to retrieve the sql database from Web-Mania and migrate it to the BetterWebSpace servers. My contact at BWS has been brilliant in this – every email has been replied to very quickly (often within minutes) and he’s avoided the sort of geeky tech-speak which confuses us mortals.