Legacy Upgrade

Blizzard has installed new server hardware and they wish to run some benchmark tests on it. They have chosen the Azeroth/USEast realm for this purpose (probably due to its popularity) and will be taking down all servers that host that realm so they can clone the database it uses. When they are finished testing, they plan to roll out the new hardware across all four realms.

Once cloning of Azeroth/USEast is complete, the realm will return and a new realm using the cloned data will be available in all clients seen as Stratholme/USTest in the gateway list.

The scheduled downtime is as follows:

  • ~9:30 a.m. PDT, May 29 – Azeroth/USEast unavailable for four hours to copy data to PTR
  • ~1:00 p.m. PDT, May 29 – Azeroth/USEast returns, and Stratholme/US Test becomes available for testing with copied data

Update from Bashiok:

Azeroth/USEast is once again available, but we've delayed the test environment until tomorrow morning, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.

You can see the original post by Bashiok on the Blizzard forums by clicking this link. There is also a new feedback forum specifically for the tests they will be running, located at this link.

I would also like to add that while these tests are going on, I will be running my server checker. This means that the servers on the right of BnetDocs' pages will be updated as to their online/offline status on a periodic interval.

The PTR domain name address ( and relevant IPs have been added to the Server List document, credit to Sixen.

| Edited: Carl Bennett
Update from Jailout2000

I no longer run a status update checker for this website. Those server statuses on the right are stale, and will probably not be refreshed by me anytime soon. You can also keep track of servers using That place not only keeps track of and BNLS, but also Ventrilo, Minecraft, and other server software. I'd bookmark them if you haven't already.

Before 2012 really gets started, I need to clarify one thing: I hardly visit this site myself anymore. I probably visit once every 2 months now. The only reason I remembered this time was because I had the urge to check out the ol' community.

That said, I wish the best of luck to those who still develop for the community as a whole.

| Edited: Carl Bennett
BNETDocs Administration Changes

First off, Jailout2000 is no longer maintaining BNETDocs. What this means is: the status update checker at the right will no longer be refreshed, as those were maintained by him. He will still have editor access, although he won't be posting at BNETDocs as often as he used to.

Secondly, I am announcing that BNETDocs is now seeking a new owner/administrator for BNETDocs. The reason for this is because due to life events, I no longer can maintain BNETDocs, and would like to pass it on to someone who has both the time and capability. Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, CSS, and Javascript is essential. Knowledge of programming also would be preferred. If you're interested, please head on over to and send me a message via the 'Contact Me' page.

| Edited: Kyro
Sorry about that...

As some of you may know, BnetDocs was down from Nov 10, 2011 - Nov 14, 2011.

There was issues with the domain registrar. Those issues has been resolved and will not occur again.

Providing that everyone's DNS cache is friendly to them, they should see this page immediately, otherwise give it time to update.

We at BnetDocs sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

And rest assured, all data remained untouched; that is to say no data was lost during this period, it was just inaccessible.

| Edited: Carl Bennett
Beta servers are online again?

Just a few minutes ago of this post, I was logged on to the beta servers with my very own BNRBot, along with some other people: Vector using StealthBot, Arqtekvet using MirageBot, and ColdFear using his unnamed bot. This sums up to a total of four people, not including anyone that may have been online but not in the same channel (/users didn't work and nor did /who).

This is to say that the servers, and, were accepting client logins (actual packets), instead of just disconnecting you immediately like they normally did 8-12 months ago.

I felt this was news worthy because both servers have been offline for the past 8-12 months, and I spotted them being online here on my daily checkup of BnetDocs, so I went to investigate it further, and invited some friends to come along. Turns out, Blizzard disconnected all four of us after about 10-15 minutes, and the servers are now back to how they were when they were once online 8-12 months ago.

I do not have any snapshots, but I hear Arkteqvet does, and Vector might possibly have one or a few, so contact both of them for proof.

| Edited: Carl Bennett

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