I have seen alot of people commenting that this server is a Starmade copy. However, Starmade alpha was introduced in July of 2013 and wasn't officially released until the following October. However this server has been live since June of 2013, thought it was worth mentioning.
Glad I'm not the only one who is wondering whats going on with the server. The website is also down and i cant find any active forums on the subject, so here seems like the next logical place. If there is a forum setup during this downtime perhaps someone could link to it from here? I'm sure a lot of people are wondering whats going on.