For convenience and easy reference we list all resource below. This list will consolidate information from later followups.
GDB, human genome database. was found at: http://www.gdb.org, paper about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC147203/
GENSAT: The Gene Expression Nervous System Atlas is is one of the first large-scale efforts to look at where specific genes are expressed in the brain and spinal cord. The project is funded by the NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). " was found at NCBI, this text from this link at this time: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/genome/probe/doc/ProjGensat.shtml
BioHealthBase: The BioHealthBase Bioinformatics Resource Center (BRC) (http://www.biohealthbase.org) is a public bioinformatics database and analysis resource for the study of specific biodefense and public health pathogens—Influenza virus, Francisella tularensis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Microsporidia species and ricin toxin. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2238987/?tool=pubmed
A couple of times we've laughed about how hard it is to know if a tool or dataset or some bioinformatics resource has perished. You don't know if the server is down temporarily, if it has relocated but still available, or if it has ceased to be.
Inspired by Jeremey Leipzig's post about how handy it would be to have an obituary section of the NAR database issue,
One solution could be a obituary section to the web server issue, where sites are deemed dead, stale, or merely irrelevant by a panel of experts. Then corresponding authors could then indicate if they abandoned ship because of laziness, guilt, or simply out of spite
I propose that we keep an area here that has information on these resources. At least that way there would be some record that someone tried to trace it, and might save others time.
My proposal is that each suspected/alleged death notice get its own answer, which can be commented/discussed in replies. Maybe we can find some of them still. Or we can get some postings on milk cartons for stuff that's really crucial.
Below there will be a sample entry like I envision. Add your own if you have some.