Having trouble accessing the new site?
After much hard work we have finally isolated the problem causing numerous
readers to not be able to access the firedoglake.com site. If you try to go
there and receive CPanel page that says "there is no site configured for this
address", then you are one of these people.
The problem lies in the network of name servers around the world that changes
a domain like firedoglake.com into something that computers understand, in this
case an IP address. We are trying to get the situation resolved but this could
take a few days or even a week or so, depending on how long the new information
takes to work its way through the internet.
For people using Windows, I can offer the following solutions to you. First
thing you can attempt to do is flush your DNS. To do that go to start then run
and enter cmd in the box then press ok. This will bring up the command
prompt. From there enter ipconfig /flushdns then press enter. Once that
is complete you can close out the command window. After you are done with that
clear the cache for your browser then restart the browser.
If you are still having problems after that, then you can add a host file to
your system. You need to locate a file called host and open it up with a text
editor (like notepad). This file will be located in your
c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc directory. You may have to substitute
windows for what ever directory windows is actually installed.
Once you open that file up, add the following to the end of the file.
Then save the file. Again clear your browser's cache and restart your
browser. This should take you to the new site.
I hope this helps out and if anyone has a similar work around for MAC then
please leave it in the comments.
A similar solution is available for MAC. Open the file /etc/hosts in a text
editor. Add the following lines at the end of the file
firedoglake.com A 188.8.131.52
Separate each part with a tab instead of spaces. Again clear your browser's
cache and try again. I can not guarantee this will work on MAC as I have never
tried but it does work on Linux so the chances are good it will.