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FreshPorts goes offline 5 July 2000
I'm sorry, but the FreshPorts website
is offline because the domain registration bill wasn't paid.
Back on 8 June, I submitted a change to Network Solutions requesting that the billing contact be changed. They sent me back this reply:
And I promptly forgot all about it.
I never heard back.
But it seems that today they deactivated the domain. Fair enough. But I have several question for them:
As far as I can tell, Network Solutions have stuffed up. And I'm not happy about it.
I have no idea how long this will take to get fixed. Until this, use this temporary link: http://freshports.freebsddiary.org/ (this link no longer works).
Fixed 6 July 2000
|OK! About 24 hours after I first became aware of the problem and about 36 hours it was deactivated, FreshPorts is back online. I'll write something up over the weekend and try to explain everything that happened. Right now, I think there are some aspects of Network Solutions latest security features which need to be fixed.|