13659 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
A couple hours ago, it said chess.com was temperarily unavailible. Last night I know there was a tornado in eastern U.S. A couple other sites I know of haven't been working properly (the local library site and a site based in North Carolina).
Although, chess.com came back on pretty quickly. So maybe they aren't based near that tornado. Were they affected by some other storm?
Does anyone know where chess.com is based?
The Internet, I think.
I am pretty sure I read that this site is based in Grenada or Guadeloupe to be free from U.S. interference.
California, but staffers work all over the world and who knows where all their servers are located.
By "based" you mean:
1. where the "corporate" or business office/headquarters are? Or
2. where the principal place of business lies? Or
3. where the servers are physically located?
Often for businesses, esp. computer-based business, these are 3 separate places. I am pretty sure I read on Wikipedia that the HQ is in Guadeloupe or Monserrat.
Actually now that I think of it, isn't chess.com run from a spare bedroom in Danny Rensch's house?
In a galaxy far, far away...
i agree with baddogno
chess.com is omnipresent, even if i go to the loo with my laptop, chess.com can still get inside it.
Carlsen signed onto the servers...causing them to crash..that's probably it.
ok, all jokes aside, this is actually where chess.com is located-
Chuck Norris logged off. Everything else in Chess.com fell like dominoes.
mainly California but they probably have other servers
They are located in this small recessed unlit room from whence you get to exhault in your splendid victories and cry in shame over your stupid mistakes and loses...Then suddenly you awake from a drug induced comatose state to find that you are chained in the middle of a padded white room to impead movement, with a straight jacket on to keep your hands and arms from doing things they shouldn't and a neck brace to keep you head straight...or is it only in your mind?
Based on the IP address, it is in the Virginia, Washington D.C. area.
They are based only in our minds, we are dreaming all this, chess sites like these are all an illusion.
The IP address could be masked though to throw off the snoops. Or maybe this site is run by the CIA, like Facebook is.
I am not sure if you are simply making a joke, but there is no such thing as masking one's IP address. You could technically browse through a proxy, but chess.com's IP address is chess.com's IP address. I haven't checked to see if the site you play on is the same as the main sight, however.
Fried liver attack
by try_harder16 a few minutes ago
Chess addiction. The cure (II)
by yomama_69 4 minutes ago
Who's your most favorite chess player?
by jaaas 4 minutes ago
by yomama_69 7 minutes ago
by david 14 minutes ago
Auto Resign in 60 secs
by macer75 17 minutes ago
7/27/2016 - Dual Threats
by Leither123 18 minutes ago
Ios app freezes when 'applying update'
by rsvan 33 minutes ago
Recent Chess Games
by Martin_Stahl 39 minutes ago
Which Indian Defense is the best for a beginner to learn?
by Karpark 42 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!