The original link http://binddb.org is dead, may have been dead for a while. I used to use http://bind.ca but that now forwards to http://bond.unleashedinformatics.com the BOND (Biological Object database Network) Database which is operated by Thomson Reuters. That is free (after registration) and is said to have BIND inside. But I was wondering what has happened, and whether we need to worry about the future. Especially since the ftp link given in the original paper also appears to be dead.
Databases in peril Nature Cell Biology 7, 639 (2005) doi:10.1038/ncb0705-639b http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v7/n7/full/ncb0705-639b.html
The Canadian government, for example, insists that its funding be matched by independent sources, which has led to the cancellation of funding for a number of large-scale projects (see Science, 24 June). One such project is the BIND database (see August 2004 editorial), which is set to shift activities to Singapore as a result (Science 308, 1529; 2005).
If this is a more general question about support for database availability, when I raised this issue because of KEGG's changes nobody seemed to think there were any community solutions possible, and maybe not even desirable, for this problem. That if a resource can't support itself, meh....
I am not of that opinion--I was hoping for more creative ways to save these things, obtain the legacy data, or some sort of community action we might undertake (like the SOPA petitions, perhaps). But it didn't seem there was that much interest.
A great job has been done by people at Bader's lab to standardize (to official Protein Standard Initiative - Molecular Interaction standards version 2.5) and made available all data from BIND. Those standards are far easier and safer to use than the ones in which BIND was originally released.
Ruth Isserlin, Rashad A. El-Badrawi, and Gary D. Bader The Biomolecular Interaction Network Database in PSI-MI 2.5 Database (2011) Vol. 2011 published online January 12, 2011, doi:10.1093/database/baq037
sounds like a pretty convincing obituary to me...