Spot of bother at climateaudit

Posted: February 2, 2012 by tchannon in Blog

Site as it appeared 3rd Jan 2013

Seems as though Steve M.  needs a coin in the meter, alternatively there is more domain name finger trouble somewhere.

Oh dear, these things happen.

[UPDATE 5.30pm]

Well did you expect this?

From comments “tallbloke says:
February 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Anthony just posted:

My inbox has exploded in the short time I went out for coffee this morning. Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit is now going to a park page for Aplus.net

1. No, it hasn’t been hacked.

2. Steve simply forgot (or didn’t get a remionder email) to renew his annual domain name fee. I set it up for him at Aplus.net back in 2009 after Climategate but he gets the email notices and is billed to pay for the fee. He must have missed them, or is traveling again and out of touch, or his credit card date expired.

3. Stuff happens. Patience.

4. For the moment, I have set it to use climateaudit.wordpress.com rather than climateaudit.org. Simply click on the link above and you’ll see all is well.

Anthony tells me he has heard from Ross McKittrick that

“He’s in NZ dealing with an emergency. His daughter was seriously injured in a swimming accident and underwent lifesaving surgery. She’s recovering but they’ll be there for a while yet.”

We wish him and all his kin well, and his daughter a speedy and full recovery.

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[Note, for good taste reasons, post date has been altered to make it vanish from blog front page, year changed. –Tim Channon]

Comments
  1. rms says:

    “whois” says it expires in Jan 2014, and when I go there it shows new comments as late as 1 Feb.

  2. tchannon says:

    I leave a variety of browser tabs open through shutdown. Climateaudit was okay yesterday, when I looked today, oops.

    It’ll be jumped on fast as the time zone wakes up.

  3. w.w.wygart says:

    Well, not to many people seem to have noticed yet, TB is the first of the ‘usual suspects’ to have posted on it yet.

  4. tallbloke says:

    Domain Name:CLIMATEAUDIT.ORG
    Created On:31-Jan-2005 13:07:55 UTC
    Last Updated On:02-Feb-2013 08:41:20 UTC
    Expiration Date:31-Jan-2014 13:07:55 UTC

    Anthony says it looks like Steve forgot to renew. looks to me like he already paid up, so no panic, just wait for DNS to refresh.

  5. Sparks says:

    It’s new regulations they brought in when they go to bed they shut the internet off. /jk

  6. tallbloke says:

    Anthony just posted:

    My inbox has exploded in the short time I went out for coffee this morning. Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit is now going to a park page for Aplus.net

    1. No, it hasn’t been hacked.

    2. Steve simply forgot (or didn’t get a remionder email) to renew his annual domain name fee. I set it up for him at Aplus.net back in 2009 after Climategate but he gets the email notices and is billed to pay for the fee. He must have missed them, or is traveling again and out of touch, or his credit card date expired.

    3. Stuff happens. Patience.

    4. For the moment, I have set it to use climateaudit.wordpress.com rather than climateaudit.org. Simply click on the link above and you’ll see all is well.

    Anthony tells me he has heard from Ross McKittrick that

    “He’s in NZ dealing with an emergency. His daughter was seriously injured in a swimming accident and underwent lifesaving surgery. She’s recovering but they’ll be there for a while yet.”

    We wish him and all his kin well, and his daughter a speedy recovery.

  7. tchannon says:

    Elevated your comment as a post update Rog.

  8. tallbloke says:

    Thanks Tim. I’m sure everyone joins us in wishing Steve’s daughter a speedy and full recovery.

  9. Craig M says:

    Who cares about a domain expiration when something happens to a lived one. Wishing Steve’s daughter a speedy and full recovery also. Thoughts with Steve and his family also.

  10. Craig M says:

    Good news his daughter is being discharged from hospital tomorrow. Details over at WUWT.

  11. tallbloke says:

    Craig M: THAT’S GREAT NEWS – THANKS.

  12. tchannon says:

    I will drop this article out of immediate view soon, looks bad making a fuss about minor troubles. Will add a note to this effect, will still exist. Tim.

    (anyone wondering, no-one has been in contact with me, is a matter of manners)

  13. tallbloke says:

    Sensible move Tim. No worries, you didn’t know why Steve hadn’t picked up his mail.

  14. Sparks says:

    For context the joke I made earlier was before situation about Steve McIntyre daughter came to light. best wishes to Steve and family