AviWorlds back on hypergrid with original URL

AviWorlds is back, and the company has its original domain back as well.

This is the ninth time that the grid has come back up after it had closed.

Alexsandro Pomposelli

Alexsandro Pomposelli

“Since I’m back in New York now I’ve had time to start a smaller project,” grid owner Alexandro Pomposelli — also known as Alex Ferraris in-world — told Hypergrid Business.

Pomposelli had lost the aviworlds.com domain a year and a half ago after an ownership dispute with former business partner Mike Hart. Instead, he was forced to use aviworlds.us.

The loginURI of the revived grid is now login.aviworlds.com:8002, as is its hypergrid address. However, a new web page isn’t up yet. Instead, the grid’s info settings indicate that the grid’s home page is a Facebook page.

There is also no way to Web-based way to create new accounts on the grid.

“I am not offering a registration page at this time because the current one have security issues,” said Pomposelli. “Anyone interested can send me an email to [email protected] along with an avatar name and password and a valid email account.”

AviWorlds welcome region. (Snapshot by Maria Korolov.)

AviWorlds welcome region. (Snapshot by Maria Korolov.)

No joy for previous residents

There’s no sign that residents of the previous incarnation of the grid will be able to get to any of their content, such as their avatar inventories, builds, or money they had invested in in-world currency.

“It is starting from scratch,” Pomposelli said.

Previously, he had pointed out that his terms of service did not require him to provide backups or refunds to his users.

The grid currently has just a few regions up, he said, but that includes a 100-region flying zone.

New business model

There is currently no commercial activity on the grid, he said.

“It is strictly leisure and free,” he said.

“Most of all the region content are copy so the entire grid is really a freebie zone that people can visit and collect all content if they need,” he said.

In the future, the grid will also offer free land in its mainland areas.

“That will come later because I have to network more servers,” he said.


AviWorlds has previously shut down eight times, with no warning, with both financial and content losses for residents. I personally recommend that users keep their primary avatars on other grids. Kitely, for example, has not had any unplanned outages since it launched in 2011.

In addition, do not do any building on AviWorlds unless you can be assured of having a backup. One option is to build elsewhere — a sandbox region on Kitely or another grid or a free home installation of OpenSim — then upload the finished works to the AviWorlds grid.

Finally, do not invest more money than you can afford to lose.



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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

15 Responses

  1. skylifegrid@gmail.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

    Diva has security issues ? Or is it you need help setting up. Pay me the 1600 you owe me and I’ll help ya out

  2. da.tonyhayward@gmail.com' Da Hayward says:

    Id be more concerned with copied other creators vehicles showing up in there.

  3. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    AviWorlds data and content was obtained and currently is being illegally held by Josh Boam. He has AviWorlds and AviBrasils content.
    No one lost money in the all the previous AviWorlds encarnations. I pretty much gave everything free I even gave out over 203 regions free.
    Anyone who had a region in the previous AviWorlds grid can contact Josh Boam and demand an oar and I will be glad to place it online

  4. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    Anyone who wishes their region back contact JOSH BOAM. He has all the data and content. Do not pay a dime for it. I have heard he is charging money in order to process the oars. If you have your OAR I will be happy to re instate your region.
    I already have restored one region for a creator. She is happy.

    • skylifegrid@gmail.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

      I do not have any data that you speak of and im getting tied of you accusing me of things. Your comment has been reported

      • lmpierce@alcancemas.com' lmpierce says:

        This appears to be the start of another flame war. Can we agree that the community has been made well aware that there was a falling out, and that by now users know to contact one party, or the other, or both, to request OAR files or resolve any other questions? Continued public feuding over this will be treated as nothing but a flame war, and such comments will be deleted.

        • skylifegrid@gmail.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

          And I would like the top 2 comments removed please as hes has used my name improperly and would like this removed please

  5. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    Maria keeps saying that AviWorlds users loose money and loose content all the time…hmmm why they come back to AviWorlds each time its online?
    Its got to be something right? Well the something is that I am a very very open handed person. I give FREE regions to everyone and they enjoy my company.
    It is not always money..DA HAYWARD can attest to it when he was in the hospital and I kept his regions online for him and his friends. The old phrase that says if you BUILD IT THEY WILL COME…well that happens in AviWorlds.

  6. bntholdings@yahoo.com' mikelorrey says:

    Excellent recommendation for Kitely, Maria.

  7. netinterprizes@yahoo.com' Alex Ferraris says:

    I do ask one thing only…
    If it is like its explained above why do the residents keep coming back to AviWorlds? Certainly it is not really correct what is mentioned in this article.
    I ve always been very open handed with all our residents. Giving them free regions and free currency.

  8. Now accepting all bets for when alex closes the grid again.
    I say by Jan 2017 with “no one paid me” as a excuse.

  9. wow my comment deleted AGAIN. where’s the freedom to make fun of the obvious?

    • quill.littlepeter@yandex.com' Quill Littlepecker says:

      Christopher Strachan gives the typical paedophile response by trying to make himself out to be the victim AGAIN.