> Sometime late Friday afternoon, the _alias name_ 'telecom-digest.org'
> went out of order. This alias is routed through John Levine's computer
> in New York. It came back on line Saturday late morning or early
> afternoon. When this happens, any netter who requests the URL
> http://telecom-digest.org simply draws a blank. But, anyone who uses
> the real name http://massis.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives does get
> through (unless massis also happens to go down). Although we would
> _prefer_ to be known as 'telecom-digest.org' to the internet world,
> we can go by 'massis.lcs.mit.edu' as needed. If you tried to reach
> this site Friday afternoon/evening/overnight into Saturday morning
> and kept 'drawing blanks', please remember this and use our alternate
> (but original) URL, and you should get through that way.
Since you have the domain name you are already incurring that expense.
For $19.95 a year you can have shared hosting at 24-7host.com. It's not
the most reliable host in the world, but for the bucks it is value
received. I have two of my domains hosted there, that I can accept having
some outages. For my more demanding domain I have it hosted at Verio for
$12 a month (used to be $24).
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Thank you for the offer, but I do not
pay for any of my domain names. Either I get them as a gift from
readers (as is the case with telecom-digest.org) or I otherwise find
them around for free. If I had to pay for them, I probably would just
quit doing this totally. PAT]