Sorry the site was down for a while...
Sorry the website was unavailable for a while... the hosting centre (where popEx actually physically is) experienced a complete loss of service due to conditions beyond their control... here's what they have to say:
The fault was outside our network and occurred at Internet Network Services (INS) - our backbone provider... We have no information as to the exact cause of the failure, nor as to the reasons why the fault was not corrected when it was reported at 11:39pm.
Reports that this failure was caused by too many people trying to sell Westlife shares at their 11pm "unfreeze" are entirely unfounded.
This content originally from my very popular (in the tail end of the '90s) site popex.com. Parts were contributed by other people, but mainly originally created by me. I moved the content here here when the website eventually closed down in the early '00s. Hopefully this ignites memories (assuming you find it).