Shortly after the .com domain came back online, I asked Jason about what the plan was and if he'd like to make use of the two domains I purchased while it was down. He responded, and I obtained his permission to post his response:
I have just begun college. To be completely honest, I have no time to continue developing MercuryBoard. However, I am interested in seeing it continue. In what capacity it will continue, I am not sure. Keep the domains and use them for whatever you want for now... I don't think their existence will influence the project very much, but it was thoughtful to scoop them up for future use.
Coincidentally me and Mark both attend Cornell University and we see each other often. Ironically, now that we have the perfect opportunity to develop MercuryBoard, neither of us has the time. He is an Electrical and Computing Engineering major, and I am a Computer Science major. We both have quite a bit of work.
Thanks for the support. We're interested to hear about what you think MercuryBoard should become.
I'm sure I don't need to repeat the fact that I wish to see MercuryBoard live on, so what do the rest of you think? I realize this isn't exactly the best place but I figure any of you PHP gurus watching this might have taken an interest in it by now