Issues connecting to mcmiddleearth.com (Can't resolve hostname)

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Finrod_Amandil

hon. Head Designer
Mar 2, 2014
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Switzerland
www.elbisch.ch
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German (native), English, French
#1
Dear devs and @q220

Since a few days (less than a week i think) I'm very often having problems to connect to servers, forums and dynmap. This has never occurred before. The issues are irregularily appearing; it's even possible that Build server is accessible while Freebuild is not; mostly its resolved automatically after a short time (its nevertheless annoying).

Internet connection is fine; all other websites are accessible as usual.

Was anything mcmiddleearth-side changed and/or is anyone getting the same issue?

Screens:
Server list:
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Trying to access build.mcmiddleearth.com via Direct Connect:
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Error page for Forums and Dynmap (with translations of german texts)
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Config:
Windows 7 64-bit
+ Google Chrome

Minecraft 1.7.10
+ Forge; JourneyMap Mod, Shaders Mod, Optifine
+ Liteloader; daflight
 

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q220

Eru Iluvatar
Staff member
Donor
Mar 1, 2014
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www.nickyvermeersch.me
Languages
Dutch (native), English, French.
#2
Looks like your isp domain name servers are very rubbish in resolving hostnames, can be because they are working on some of their services. I advise switching to Google Public DNS https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

It should properly resolve the hostname again then, otherwise there might be a program that prevents you from sending a resolve request.
 

Dallen

Developer
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#6
Another solution is to get the IPs for the servers and connect to them. 'ping <server name>' will give you the ip on both unix and windows. Best of luck. (Google will be much easier though)