Just a quick note to mention that mike-sheryl.com is back on the air after a brief outage.
Unfortunately, dotster never replied to any of my customer support queries so I don’t know if things naturally cleared up, or if they took explicit action to fix things. Plus, this doesn’t give me confidence that any future problems will be resolved quickly. On the other hand, this is probably the first problem I’ve had in 5 years, and it’s not their fault I let the domain expire. Still, 2 wrongs and all that. Contrast that to pair.com, where an urgent support request (doublechecking their DNS config), was answered, not just acknowledged, within 1/2 hour.
Oh, I also let riverside-cafe.com expire. It has since been renewed, but due to its odd DNS setup (it’s hosted on my home linux box) it’s not yet visible on the network. Riverside Cafe (named after a cafe owned by both my folks and my grandmother at different times) provides the random picture at the top of this site. I worked around it being down by referencing the images using the IP address of the server instead of the domain name. I hope to have the site back on the air soon.
If you sent me any emails from between 4pm (pdt) yesterday and noon today, please resend.