Here’s a brief timeline of events that led to the site appearing offline since the Godaddy hack on Monday.
Sunday night, Google saw what was coming at GoDaddy and disabled custom domain mapping for sites switching from their blogspot domain to custom domains.
On Monday, the hacker group Anonymous successfully crashed GoDaddy’s domain name service, causing millions of sites to go offline.
I decided to temporarily revert back to the ibleedcrimsonred.blogspot.com domain, thinking that as soon as Godaddy restored domain name service, I could switch back again to ibleedcrimsonred.com. However, Google decided to make sweeping changes to their custom domain mapping system to prevent future outages and as of today, still hasn’t enabled custom mapping.
So, IBCR is kind of stuck in a no-man’s land. ibleedcrimsonred.com still produces a 404 error and can’t redirect you here and unless you already had the blogspot.com URL in your bookmarks, you didn’t know we were still publishing here.
Google says they’re working on it.
In the meantime, feel free to change your bookmarks to reflect the blogspot domain. When Google finally restores service, I will switch back to the custom domain I purchased almost three years ago. When I do, I will insure that the site redirects the blogspot URL to IBCR, so you won’t have to edit your bookmarks again.
This issue also comes at a very unfortunate time. This week, I had hoped to launch a new, broader interest website with a focus on southern sports and southern culture. Most of the site design was complete and I was already publishing content prior to launch. Then, this all happened.
As soon as things get back to normal (and they will), I’ll update you on the progress here and complete the rollout of the new website. Stay tuned, Sports fans! Good things and good times are right around the corner.
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