Unfortunately, just when FAF is as busy as it has ever been, we have received a written warning which requires us to shut down our services before Midnight (GMT). Charges will be pressed against us if we do not comply.
The reason is that, since our servers are hosted in Germany, German law applies to us. In the face of COVID-19, Germany has banned all gatherings of more than 2 people – which FAF clearly exceeds.
We hope that the crisis will end very soon and we’re allowed to get back online ASAP.
April 2nd Addendum: This is not any sort of official FAF announcement. It is, as you’d expect, an April Fools news post. You don’t need to worry about FAF shutting down any time soon.