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DDR Needs Your Help

We Almost Pulled the Plug on this site!

Please Donate to Dumont Dune Riders

 

All donations go directly towards the costs associated with recovering our domain name and maintaining the site.

 

Donate with Paypal

 

Donate with Venmo

 

No Paypal or Venmo? Donate here.

 

UPDATE!

We have reached our goal to cover the expenses!

Thank you guys for donating.

Any additional donations will still go towards the site to cover our hosting/ maintenance expenses.

 

What Happened?

During the month of September, the company that was in charge of registering and renewing our domain name failed at doing that (even after billing us), therefore our domain was let go and picked up by a company that buys & sells domains.  Our domain was long gone and we no longer had control of it. At that time, our only choice was to hire a domain broker. They contacted the new owner and were able to negotiate a price for us to buy it back.  That price, however, wasn't cheap. It cost us thousands to get it back. I (Pete) debated on shutting the site down altogether. Changing the name was an option, but the amount of work involved in re-configuring the site would have been tremendous. I decided to pay the price and continue to keep this site going because so many people use it and enjoy it. It is a job I do without any pay and it often requires much of my time and energy, but I felt it was the right move to keep it alive. So now we have recovered our domain name and have managed to get the site back up after a long and stressful week. If you are a member or use the site, please donate whatever you can to recovering these extremely high and unexpected costs. I will continue to do my part and keep this site going for everyone in the dune community. I never feel right asking for money. In the 14 years the website has been going, we have never asked our members for a single cent, but this time we truly need your help. Even if it's $5, it helps! 

 

What else can you do besides donate?

Stay active and get involved on the site. The future of this site depends on the people who use it. Social media is great, but it doesn't quite offer what DDR does. Many people lurk on the site every month just to read posts, get information about Dumont, browse the classifieds, etc. We are the central hub of Dumont Dunes. That is why we want to keep it going. So start a conversation on the forum or join in on one. Get to know the awesome people we have here as members. Got something to share? Please share it! 

 

Sponsors Needed

It costs about $200-250 a month to keep DDR going. We have our own dedicated and reliable server that isn't cheap. Software and plugins constantly need renewing and updating. There are many things required to keep us online. Site sponsors help cover our costs to run this site and we only have a few. If you are interested in becoming a site sponsor, we offer affordable advertising packages to advertise your business on our website. 

 

If you have any questions at all, please contact Pete via our contact form or PM me.

 

Thanks for your support, guys!

 

Pete Greep

Dumont Dune Riders founder/ site owner

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57 minutes ago, bp-guy said:

I kicked down some $$.  Thanks Pete

Thanks Tim! I really appreciate it. 

 

44 minutes ago, desertrider71 said:

Done. Thank you Pete.

Thank you, John! Very generous of you.

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3 hours ago, DirtBikeGuy said:

Thanks for all you do to keep the site alive!!! Donation added. 

Thank you. I appreciate that!

 

14 minutes ago, dirtflickarooster said:

Hey Pete,

always appreciate everything you do and the events you put on.

Made a small donation. hope it helps.

It helps a bunch. Thank you!

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Kicked in some cash Pete, we appreciate you. Might want to throw up one of those goal charts, show us where you need to be, where your at, and what is left to meet your goal. Then we’d know how much to throw in. Nobody wants to leave you hanging 

 

Rob 

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2 hours ago, jetjock15 said:

Kicked in some cash Pete, we appreciate you. Might want to throw up one of those goal charts, show us where you need to be, where your at, and what is left to meet your goal. Then we’d know how much to throw in. Nobody wants to leave you hanging 

 

Rob 

Thanks Rob. I have no idea how to do that. We're close to having it covered. Any extra will go to the website account to cover regular maintenance and site costs. 

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In before the lock! Now where's my stickers dammit?🤣

Fo reelz though, them DumontDuneRiders.com decals in the Olde English font way back in the day were super bad ass.

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19 minutes ago, jalper said:

Thank you Pete for keeping it going. Just donated to PayPal thanks again. 

Thanks bud. That helps alot. Much appreciated! 

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UPDATE: We have reached our goal to cover the domain expenses! Thank you guys for donating. Any additional donations will still go towards the site to cover our hosting/ maintenance expenses.

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Just ran across this, glad you met the goal, donated anyways. Can you PM me the domain broker info? Exact same scenario just happened to our domain name. Cheers

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Woohoo, donation sent 

Everything seems to be up and working

Took some time to get it to work

Up on all devises now......

 

Thanks Pete 🙂

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Made a donation, can't say enough how much Kim and I appreciate you guys getting me back to camp last year.😊 Thanks for all you do man!

 

Rick10

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7 minutes ago, rick10 said:

Made a donation, can't say enough how much Kim and I appreciate you guys getting me back to camp last year.😊 Thanks for all you do man!

 

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Really appreciate it Rick. Thank you!

And not a problem bud. That's just what we as duners do for each other! Hope the car is back together. 

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Haven't tried to log on all week after thinking it was gone again, forever! I'm so glad you met your goal already.  I'm still going to kick down a little $ this evening to go toward future expenses. Thanks for all the hard work you do here Pete. And.......DUNE SEASON IS HERE!

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Thank you guys! @Crusty & @DuNe~Rydher

 

What's even greater than the donations themselves is the comments on here and in everyone's memo on their donation. I'm feelin the love and appreciate everyone's kind words. Often times I wonder if many of the things I do with the site go unnoticed and they apparently do not. Thanks again guys. 

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That is what Dumont people do pulled together when needed thanks for everything you do Pete

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I don’t post here much but Allways check the site super glad your back threw som cask at you to keep it going.the site is great . Just wondering is there a way you could have supporting members . Or that probably turns it more into a job 

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4 hours ago, bamxbam said:

I don’t post here much but Allways check the site super glad your back threw som cask at you to keep it going.the site is great . Just wondering is there a way you could have supporting members . Or that probably turns it more into a job 

I appreciate that. I am looking at a way to do that so I can get a little more help with things but it'll take some time to implement. Thanks for the support! 👍🏻

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$100.00 to Paypal. we're late sorry, we're been on the road 2 months. 

We hope you keep the site alive Pete.

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