Blame Canada? Kelowna, BC based Club Penguin is offline today after parent company Disney failed to renew the domain name.
If your kid has a puffle, you better believe they were concerned about it this morning.
With thousands of kids out on summer vacation, many login to the popular virtual world Club Penguin each and every day. This morning, however, they were greeted with a blank page. Why? The Walt Disney Company had failed to renew the domain name in time. Although this type of thing happens all the time on the World Wide Web, with a company as large as Disney and a website as popular as Club Penguin, you can’t be surprised that it made headlines.
Club Penguin is a subsidiary of Disney Interactive Studios. Located in Kelowna, BC, Club Penguin is the only branch of Disney in Canada. Club Penguin focuses on small penguins that live in a virtual world. Your child can have parties, fight against ninjas, and decorate their own little igloos. Membership is free, but for a fee of $5.95 per month, your child will also unlock other special treats and virtual areas to explore.
Although Disney has since fixed it’s gaffe and the site is slowly being placed back online, the Twitterverse is alive with commentary about the possible demise of Puffles. All users should have access to the site again soon.