Baduk.pro was a social networking site for go players, founded by Alexander Dinerchtein.
The domain now hosts Japanese Go news and sensations, not to be confused with the regular Go news and sensations which is at gosensations.com.
Even in this state, the site has been inactive since 2018. Like many Go websites associated with Dinerchtein, it has become a vessel for casino spam, as Alexander has been paid for a long time by online casinos to do search engine optimisation.
The front page of the original site is snapshotted from 2013 to 2016. This article, though, was created in 2010.
From the introduction:
A few weeks ago I registered on Facebook and was shocked! There are so many strange things on the page. My profile was so crowded with banners, applications and messages from people Iíd never even met. Facebook even sent messages to everyone in my contact list without asking my permission. Needless to say, I wasnít very happy. When I thought about this, I decided that Go players needed a place to go where they could feel welcome. I wanted to make a place like that where all of my friends could go to talk about or study this wonderful game.
On Baduk.pro, the first social network for Go players, you will never see any spam or advertisements that arenít Go-related. We will never ask you to enter captchas or activate accounts. On Baduk.pro, you can write whatever you want about Go and everyone will be able to share your passion for this incredible game. You can even find your friends by entering their nicknames on Go servers! We want you to be able to share your game records with them and learn when, how and who taught them to play Go.
I have tried to do everything that I could to make it as easy as possible for you to communicate with people from all over the world who love Go. If you know how to make our social network even better, please contact us and share your ideas!
We have many social networks in Russia, but even there, thereís nothing yet in place for Go players who love the game. Iíve always thought that it would be best if we could all have one place where we could go to share our ideas and our enthusiasm! Thatís why Iíve made this network. I think Baduk.pro is the clearly best choice if you play Go and have lot of Go-playing friends around the world!