Attention all users: Connection problems

Written by (Admin)

Posted in :Admin on 21 Feb 2008 at 18:46

We just received this email, which might go some way towards explaining why some of you seem to have an intermittently slow connection to the site:

“We are currently in the process of moving to bigger and better premises in order to improve our service delivery to you.

During this period, you may experience intermittent disruptions or slow connectivity to services however this will be kept to a minimum. We will be moving our Server Core on Saturday 23rd of February which will mark the end of our move. Services will resume as per normal provided no unforeseen circumstances arise.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during the week and weekend leading up to our final transition.”

So – I guess that explains it. The guys holding the master DNS record for the Sharksworld domain are being silly. You can rest assured that a rude letter will follow from yours truly.

I guess this means that you might get some DNS timeouts when trying to resolve the name “” over the next few days. For those of you who are REALLY tech-savvy, you can always try adding a manual entry to your hosts file that maps to the IP address This will bypass the DNS lookup so you should be able to come straight here. This will only work if you’re NOT using a proxy, though.

You should remove the entry after the weekend, or risk never finding us again should our IP address ever change!

Thanks for your patience and on behalf of our idiot service provider, we apologise for the interruption!


  • Anyone who needs more info on how to edit their hosts file, let me know

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.02.08 18:52:01 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • I didnt really understand any of that except for the part where it said the connection would be slow…

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.02.08 18:56:13 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • I suppose one good thing about being outside SA is my connection is always slow so i wouldn’t notice a differecne over the next few days. 🙄


  • Comment 3, posted at 21.02.08 19:07:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Thanks RD.

    Must agree with Vin though – the only part I understood was that it wasn’t just my imagination!

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.02.08 19:09:51 by Nessa Reply

  • Sorry – it’s admin. He’s such a techie…

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.02.08 19:17:24 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • Finally I can log on. Only took one minute this time.
    His Ness I am finally on girl..woohee

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.02.08 23:10:42 by Sharkie Reply

  • So glad to hear it, Sharkie!

    Welcome to the site

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.02.08 23:12:51 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • In IT speak -for how long will you be totally off line after the 23rd (Murphy et al). Lets hope Keo doesnt have reason to snigger at Sharksworld – as was the case with them this time last year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.02.08 08:39:00 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the Subtle
  • Hi Sharkie! Welcome.

    RD – I am bringing my troops along with me for support. All the ladies – beware!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.02.08 08:42:40 by Nessa Reply


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