Old 2nd September 2004, 10:38   #1
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Sreaminghost - what's happened?

I'm guessing this isn't good news, or I'm very tired and not seeing things properly...

- SAM2 Can't connect to our Screaminghost server
- Their web site seems to have changed to one of those 'search' sites
- A whois search shows their domain name expired 31-Aug-04

Anyone else notice this? I think I better find a new host sharpish - and I just paid Screaminghost for another month



EDIT: their web site is supposed to be www.screaminghost.com

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Old 2nd September 2004, 11:36   #2
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yikes.

not good.

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Old 2nd September 2004, 16:02   #3
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Umm...no, that looks like a vanishing act to me. I'd file for a refund. Hopefully you paid using PayPal.

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Old 2nd September 2004, 17:30   #4
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Yeah I did use Paypal. Oddly though, when using an IP address the servers are all accessible so we can still stream for the time being. How long for though, that remains to be seen...
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Old 2nd September 2004, 18:19   #5
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Well to me it looks like Rick has just missed his domain registration.

Of course when this happens, the domain will be locked (and therefore all the user friendly aliases he uses for the servers) will be too.
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Old 2nd September 2004, 19:16   #6
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it appears to be back

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Old 2nd September 2004, 21:20   #7
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well my one is gone and im mad :@ ive filed for a refund and will be leaving anyway, mine has not come back and most other servers of theirs are down to :S ive found 1 half the price which is realy cheap £13 for 100 listeners at 24kbps if its good i will let u know who it is.
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Old 2nd September 2004, 22:12   #8
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update, our radio is working and even shoutcast site but us on bt broadband cant get on site or hear a thing :S
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Old 2nd September 2004, 22:53   #9
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I remember this happened a few months ago with screaminghost, to all there customers i would say connect to your stresm via the ip address and make sure you have a forwarding address linked to the ip and not the screaminghost forwarding address so you and your listeners always have a connection just save all the unecessary grief
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Old 3rd September 2004, 00:30   #10
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well my one is gone and im mad :@ ive filed for a refund and will be leaving anyway, mine has not come back and most other servers of theirs are down to :S ive found 1 half the price which is realy cheap £13 for 100 listeners at 24kbps if its good i will let u know who it is.
care to share?!!!

we're looking for a replacement too!

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Old 3rd September 2004, 00:40   #11
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Don`t mean to sound a party poop, but we have had no probs site is still there, streamed fine all night...

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Old 3rd September 2004, 02:49   #12
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We also carry screaminghost on a relay. We are having no problems as well. Screaminghost has been very good with us.
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Old 3rd September 2004, 10:43   #13
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Yeah we've been able to stream without a hitch when using an IP address, but DNS had changed. Only www.screaminghost.com would resolve - to a web site peddling gambling and insurance sites. Individual streaming servers wouldn't resolve, such as fizz.screaminghost.com

Everything seems fine though this morning. I'll email them to ask what happened.
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Old 3rd September 2004, 13:37   #14
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Rick at Screaminghost emailed me about this, apparently their domain name registrar didn't automatically renew their domain name.

All sorted now. :-)
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Old 4th September 2004, 05:38   #15
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Hey guys, Rick is a good guy. he really goes out of his way to help you out. Don't judge his service on this dumb mistake. Peace
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Old 5th September 2004, 20:37   #16
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I totally agree

Apart from the occasional problem (like this one ^^ for example) we're extremely happy with Screaminghost - stable connections to the server, little or no buffering, and high uptime. Cheers Rick!
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