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Shetlink domain DNS - ISP issues


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Caution - tech babble.


As some people might be aware - and not like they'll be able to read this anyway - Shetlink is offline to several ISP's.


Why is this? The domain renewal was supposed to have happened overnight last night, however, there has been an issue between our Registration Service Provider (RSP) and the Register themselves.


For whatever reason, the Register was in the process of moving domains into a larger and whatever registry system and this process was supposed to have taken place 7 days prior to the actual domain renewal; whilst the domain was still live. However, this was not the case, and the RSP has renewed the domain whilst the Registry has not - and it's from them ISP's may or may not obtain authoritative Domain Name System (DNS) settings. (DNS is the routing thing when you type in a domain name it whirls away along the myriad tubes and pipes of electronic joy that is the Internet to a server and up the site pops in your browser.)


So .... some ISP's have updated their DNS showing the domain doesn't exist and others have it as still live. Yay!


How long until fixed? Well, how long is a piece of string? They are 'expediating' the request to get it FU*2347sdf fixed but, as is the joy of DNS this can take in the region of days to fix depending on Time To Live (ttl) settings etc. against blah .. records updating etc. etc.. Here we're moving into the realms of 011100110110001101100001011100100111100101110011011010000110100101110100  -----


---- so to cap it off - Shetlink'll come back up at some point for those that can't currently see it and we have to sit with our thumb positioned somewhere warm.

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Working fine on PlusNet.


Incidentally,if you turn the binary number 011100110110001101100001011100100111100101110011011010000110100101110100 into vaguely recognisable decimal terms, it is approximately 2.13x1021 - and that just happens to be the number of seconds left until TalkTalk receive their Which? ISP Best Buy accolade. Spooky!

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^^ It's beyond a joke now! The domain has "expired" though having been paid for and listed as renewed - however, and crucially, the record at DNS source has not. Communication with support is woeful as they are getting the run-around themselves.

ICANN Registrar:
Expires: 2014-10-31

WHOIS Record
Record last updated on 04-Nov-2013.
Record expires on 31-Oct-2013.
Record created on 31-Oct-2005.

Yay! Left and right hand. *shakes fishy fin and screams*

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Thanks. It's all pretty much up in the hands of the tech God's.

The transition has been restarted and we are currently monitoring this. Once we have confirmed that transition is processing correctly we will be fast tracking the transfer.

Been saying the same since Friday

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Through yet another phonecall to the domain support team at 123-reg it's becoming slightly more clear. Apparently they're moving all .com domains away from tucows which was the tld (Top Level Domain) wholesale registrar they'd been using to an outfit called domainbox; a new part of the Host Europe Group of which 123-reg are part. This transfer was supposed to happen 7 days prior to the domain renewal date - and it still hasn't!


So we've now got both thumbs and half an arm shoved somewhere warm seeing as we just have to sit and wait and trust that they're going to get it right this time!

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I can see it.  Must be one of the lucky(?) one's


On the plus side, no crap 'blog' things for a while....


Are my posts included in the "crap 'blog" things" ?


For me? Sadly, yes..  It's not personal, just not my thing at all.


Can I ask why you don't you Wordpress or some other blog site?

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