If you tried to access Home Brew Audio yesterday – Cyber Monday – you wouldn’t have been able to do so until about 4:00 pm EST. For that inconvenience, I apologize. The short story is that there was a technical problem involving words like DNS, registrar, name server IPs, and a few other scary bits of web jargon. Our new web hosting company rep said that in all the years he’d been involved in website management and hosting, this was a first. Well, at least we were able to provide a learning experience :-P. So that’s something.
After talking to several folks at multiple companies, I finally was able to get someone to change the wrong numbers to the right numbers. That someone said it would be back up “whenever the new numbers propagate,” which could take “24-to-48 hours.” Thankfully, it took less time than that, and the site was back up in just a few hours.
Another thing we’re thankful for is that we hadn’t done any Cyber Monday sales! But you were probably inundated with enough emails from other sites that we figured we wouldn’t add to that. Don’t worry, though – we plan on doing some deals pretty soon. We’ve been updating our beginners’ home recording course for 2015 (see We’re Updating The Beginner’s Audio Recording Tutorial Course for more details on that), and that project will be done next week. When it is ready, we’ll offer a discount on the updated version. Then, we will begin work on a new course, which will start out life with an “intro-to-the-world” special price. So there are good deals coming…we just don’t feel the need to do them only on holidays.
So, there you have it. Our site was down most of the day yesterday, butwe know why it happened now (finally), and it won’t be happening again. Silver linings and all that.
Wishing everyone happy holiday times!