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UKIP's Website Has Gone Down And People Think They Didn't Pay

The party, meanwhile, has no idea what happened.

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And people have instantly assumed that the party forgot to renew their domain.

Lol someone forgotten to pay their site hosting fees? http://t.co/VWzcSGrfsM

Hannah Rose Ewens@hannahrosewensFollow

Lol someone forgotten to pay their site hosting fees? http://t.co/VWzcSGrfsM

10:16 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Looks like someone has forgot to pay the bill http://t.co/S5z0jPRgdA

Daryl@darylthetwitFollow

Looks like someone has forgot to pay the bill http://t.co/S5z0jPRgdA

10:32 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oh my. The UKIP website has been taken down because they have apparently forgotten to pay their domain fees. Bravo.

Richard McCulloch@rjmccullochFollow

Oh my. The UKIP website has been taken down because they have apparently forgotten to pay their domain fees. Bravo.

10:26 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So what happened? Using who.is, a website that allows you to find out more information about a domain, it appears that the domain was only updated this morning.

Via whois.net

Perhaps only after someone realised that the website was down.

It's not entirely possible to say exactly what happened but it appears that the party may well have forgotten to pay their domain fees, which, according to 123-reg.co.uk, would cost £11.99 a year.

It's worth noting, however, that the website is registered until 22 March 2016.

And over in UKIP's headquarters, it all seems to be a little shambolic. When asked if the party had forgotten to pay their domain fees, a spokesperson for the party told BuzzFeed News: "We're not sure, we're looking into it."

A UKIP spokesman called back BuzzFeed News and said the domain did not expire. "We had a technical problem overnight and we're working on it currently," the spokesman said.

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

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