We apologize for the inconvenience…

The Web site and many users’ bureau42.com email (got your free email address yet?) were unavailable during most of the New Years’ weekend. If you want a geeky technical explanation, read on; if not, just trust that things have been fixed.

Geek mode ON!

As most geeks know, all domain names on the Internet don’t really exist as such — they’re just mapped to numbers (dotted quads). Works just like the phone book, only a bit faster and a lot thicker.

Well, the nameservers that had been serving DNS for the bureau42.com went belly-up at some point over the weekend. If I were patient enough to dig through the server logs, I could probably tell you when, more-or-less, but that’d be a waste of effort. Instead, I found more stable DNS hosting; it was easier, less stressful, and generally better all round.

As was said in “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”: We apologize for the inconvenience.

2 replies on “We apologize for the inconvenience…”

  1. DNS Hosting
    I am curious. Who were you using for DNS hosting? I used to use GraniteCanyon (Public DNS), howver, I found them to be very unreliable. I have since changed domain name registars (finally ditched NSI!! YeeHaw!!) and now get my DNS hosting through Register.com and I found free backup DNS hosting at ZoneEdit.com.

  2. Re: Got DNS?
    I’m using Hammernode for DNS right now. They’re mostly doing a dynamic DNS kinda thing, but they of course support most normal static IP stuff as well. A couple of (mostly unused) subdomains point to my home computer, then there’s the requisite MX records, and the inevitable CNAME for the Web server itself. Wheeee!

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