Monday, June 8, 2015

Update on the Rez News Blog

Folks, here is the story on the recent website down time:

On May 28, 2015, I took off for a family vacation through the wilds of the American West; ports of call at Terlingua, TX, Carlsbad, NM, Mesa Verde and Durango, CO, Holbrook and the Grand Canyon, AZ.  In preparation of my vacation, I pre-scheduled a number of posts for the blog.  Thereafter, I intended to quietly fall off the grid and spend time with the family.

On Thursday morning, while at the Grand Canyon, Kingfish calls me to let me know the web site was down.  Numerous other readers did the same.  Though I was in sparse to non-existent internet range, I attempted to figure out the problem and correct it (much to my wife's chagrin).

It turns out Jim McDowell had registered the blog at the www.thereznews.com domain name.  That domain name costs money and the contract had run out without warning.  At no time prior to Thursday did I realize this was an issue.  Thursday afternoon, I was able to contact Jim's son, who has worked tirelessly with me since then to renew the domain name.  Jim's son was able to renew the domain name, but for whatever reasons, the Google Blogspot generated blog will not redirect to the www.thereznews.com website.  Though it may be user error, lack of effort is not the issue.  As a result, I am forced to use the Google Blogspot domain name, which few know.  Unfortunately, this is all I can do for now.  Hopefully, this will all be cleared up, and I can return to the www.thereznews.com domain name in the near future.  I apologize for the inconvenience.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

No need to apologize. The downtime just made me realize how much I rely on the site for local information and updates. I hate it interfered with your vacation. We are so wired (and wireless) today, it is difficult to unplug.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back. You're about the only source for RCSD scrum I can find. The CL only skims the surface.