"Arathor is a PvE server that has been running since January 12, 2007, four days prior to The Burning Crusade expansion release." Who wrote that, since
"In conjunction with our scheduled realm maintenance, the realms listed below underwent extended maintenance. This maintenance started at 00:01 on Wednesday morning and finished at approx. 12:00 CEST on Thursday, October 5th. (06!) To compensate for this downtime we will be offering 2 days of game time to all players on the affected realms. This credit will be added to players' accounts in the next few weeks."
Among the affected realms were: Arathor http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=49755652&postId=497212686&sid=1#0