03-24-2008, 02:01 PM
I believe I have found the problem:
In early march, my domain was moved from an old name server to a new one within my web host's server farm. After about a week of me reminding them to please reinstall the SSL (security) certificate, they apparently did so incorrectly.
On top of that, their automatic monitoring system was not redirected to the new servers, so after a couple of weeks of no traffic at firstrays.com on the old server, it decided the domain was inactive, so shut it down (Friday morning).
When I called to remedy that, they realized they had not installed the security certificate properly, they redid it, but then the engineers repointed my domain back to the old name server.
So basically, the published servers - the ones ISPs use to connect to when you request the data by loading the www address your browser - and the actual servers were different!
I have been assured (HAH!) that it has been corrected now, and once the server reloads the fresh data (supposedly by about 8 pm EDT tonight), all should be well.
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
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