On February 1, 2011, EA announced that The Sims 2 Store would close as of March 31, 2011 and therefore, support of The Sims 2 Store Edition had ended.
As of July 17, 2011, attempts to visit TheSims2.com resulted in a screen with color bars and a message saying that the site was closed for maintenance but as of August, an error page similar to The Sims 3 website appeared. Attempts to visit sub-sections such as the BBS or the Exchange failed.
As of July 20, 2011, a link for The Sims 2 on The Sims 3 Website was replaced by The Sims Social. MySims was replaced by The Sims Medieval and SimAnimals with The Sims 3 (console), (Later The Sims 3: Pets).
The site returned on September 29, 2011. On December 15, 2012 EA announced that TheSims2.com would be closed on January 14, 2013, and it was permanently closed on that date. Attempts to access it will result in a redirect to The Sims Portal. It appears that The Sims 2 website was redesigned to The Sims Portal.