Note that I was talking about THQ, not Relic. THQ are likely to be the ones funding official dedicated servers. As for third-party dedicated servers; I also covered that in my post.
Finally, the game is also not dead; the activity in this topic along should tell you that. Don't arbitrarily decide if the game is dead; it's almost like you made this thread to push your own viewpoint forwards or something
(also, S2Games and Valve both own/rent out their own servers for the community to play on. The former rents, because of the exorbitant cost of managing overseas servers directly, and I'm guessing the latter owns their servers because of their huge income stream)