Imagine you walk through town and follow the street signs to visit your favourite cafe. When you get there the cafe’s gone and in its place is a department store. What? The problem is the cafe’s in its usual place, but someone switched the street signs round.
That’s what’s happening today with MacTips.Info. The company who look after the domain name had some major hardware failure the other day and in fixing it they’ve broken where my MacTips.Info domain name points to. Instead of pointing to my blog it points to some placeholder thing. It’s as though the street signs have been switched. Fortunately it’s not offensive or porn or anything.
The worst news is that I’ve been unable to put the nameserver information right and will need to phone the company to get it fixed. Then it can take up to 72 hours for the correct information to make its way around the web.
Update: I was only guessing that the hardware fix caused my problem. It turns out that when I renewed my domain name recently the change went through the New Zealand system just fine but somehow fell down in the US. The Freeparking Helpdesk have been friendly and helpful in putting this right. Apparently my site’s now back for some people (but not me, just yet).