1. encode.ru domain name is currently owned by "webmaster".
2. domain name expired on 2019-05-19
3. webmaster was last seen on 2019-04-19 on another forum, 15 here - https://encode.ru/members/554-webmaster
4. Adding "220.127.116.11 encode.ru" to hosts works
5. I attempted to modify phproxy to access encode.ru by ip, but failed since phproxy works with HTTP/1.0 and server requires 1.1+, otherwise returns 403.
6. Asked registrar (nic.ru) to pay for domain extension without change of ownership, but they don't allow this.
7. on 2019-06-19 it would become possible to buy the domain again, but there's auction and possible competition from squatters.
8. Managed to download forum scripts+attaches and mysql dump
9. Now trying to make a clone at another location