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  1. The critical error is "SPF MUST allow Google servers to send mail on behalf of domain." I don't want Google sending mail on my behalf, so this is actually a good thing and not a problem. When there was a problem, Google's "Check MX" tool was showing an error that basically meant there were no nameservers for the domain. Hover managed to mess something up with the nameserver information so that it wasn't usable, even though it appeared correctly in WHOIS. This meant that the domain wasn't usable, and since they didn't seem to accept that there could be something wrong on their end I don't have a problem with having switched registrars.
  2. +1 Many people would be happy to have an option for the old UI.
  3. It's possible it doesn't like your web browser. Did you try with any other web browsers?
  4. If you mean the link, then that's on Google's end.
  5. Looks like we're back online! I told those *people* at Hover that their system was broken!
  6. Well, we're transferred. We'll see if the DNS issues get straightened out now.
  7. Hover did eventually reply to me, but of course they continually denied that there could be a problem with their service, instead blaming it on my DNS settings, Limestone's nameservers, the DNS tools I was using to check if the issue was resolved, etc. In the end, the best I could get them to say was they didn't understand why the problem was happening. They were, of course, unwilling to look into it further since I was transferring my domain. I guess I can't blame them for being reluctant to help a customer who is leaving, however you'd think that if there is a problem with their system that they'd want to look into it and see if they can find out why it is happening.
  8. As annoying as this whole thing has been, I have to admit that's e-mail support has been pretty responsive. It looks like the issue transferring the domain was due to the WHOIS taking too long to update, and they sent the administrator confirmation e-mail to my address (whoops). If I'd known that and known that their support would reply in a few hours before paying to transfer to Namecheap, I would have stuck with them. It's nice to have a service with responsive support for something as important as a domain name. Oh well...
  9. Actually, if the current service doesn't start working by midnight, I'm thinking of Namecheap. They're supposedly well liked, and in fact readers here rated them higher than GoDaddy.
  10. I'd never use BluHost. I don't remember the reason, I just remember making that decision years ago.
  11. My registrar (Hover) appears to think it is too good to use Limestone's nameservers, so my domain won't resolve to my server's IP address, which means no one can access (including my hpHosts mirror and Malware Domain Blocklist mirrors). Since an essential feature at Hover is not working, and they have not responded to my support request, I am trying to transfer the domain to another registrar. That transfer has said "In Progress" for several hours now, so it doesn't look like will be back up for a while. You know, as much as I wanted to get away from GoDaddy, at least their system worked right... And no, I'm not transferring back to GoDaddy. I'm trying a registrar that I'd never heard of, but which sounds promising. They also have a "No Bullsh*t" promise, which at least sounds nice (could just be a cheap marketing tactic).
  12. I'm using Nibbleblog. It has relatively good performance for a blog that saves everything in files, but it does lack a few features. It has a plugin system, but isn't nearly popular enough for there to be plugins for most things I would want to add. I've never used, so I don't know what sort of export functions they have. I know the Wordpress blog engine has the ability to export blog posts, but that doesn't mean that's blog hosting service has that feature. I know the former CEO of Opera Software had created a blog/community website to give former My Opera Community members a place to go after Opera Software shut down their blog/community services, and you can get a preview of some of the featured blogs here. Unfortunately, they don't appear to have any sort of feature list, and the FAQ on their forums doesn't mention anything more than that it is possible to change the appearance of your blog via HTML/CSS.
  13. Most people start at a free blogging service, a lot of people also start at Wordpress. I used the My Opera Community blogging service for a long time, but they shut it down. I tend to dislike Wordpress, and found a few alternatives, but nothing that would let me import my old blog (they exported it into an XML format that only Wordpress supports). My only real complaints about my current blogging solution are that it cannot import that weird XML thing, that all markup is done in HTML instead of some kind of simpler coding system (such as BBCode), and that the comment system is a bit archaic (I seem to have no control over comments that are automatically marked as spam). Aside from that, it's not a bad blog engine. I like the fact that it needs no database, although technically there are problems with that (such as disc access problems when the blog becomes large and popular).
  14. In case anyone noticed some downtime with (I would believe it's still the primary download site for hpHosts in HostsMan), it is back up now. I'm not sure when it started (was fine this morning), and I first noticed this afternoon around 3:00 PM EST. I guess the payment method I had set up had expired (oops) and I had forgotten to change it. Doesn't look like there were any changes made to the server, so the bill was paid in time. Hopefully there won't be any more disruptions (aside from the normal issues with the switches/routers at the datacenter when someone is being DDoS'ed).
  15. You have to be careful with self-protection though, as it can cause compatibility with other security software. Exclusions usually prevent that though, as it stops hooks from being created to the processes.