DNS ISSUES FOR COMICSIDONTUNDERSTAND.COM

I don’t know yet exactly what the problem is, but the address “comicsidontunderstand.com” is no longer working; there seems to be a DNS forwarding issue.

Unfortunately the default free Word Press site name “https://godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com ” also is not working, for purposes of using the plain web browser type web site — because it tries to redirect to “comicsidontunderstand.com”!

(The “https://godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com ” does work for the admin back end. That’s where I am posting this from, and working to undo that frustrating redirect, and other solutions.)


Partial solutions or work-arounds you can do, now or later.

  1. Right now, if you have (or choose to obtain) a Word Press account, you can use Word Press Reader mode to read CIDU posts and comments and leave comments. 1A. Go to https://wordpress.com, sign in with your WP account, and click on Reader. OR go directly to https://wordpress.com/read .
    1B. Look for “Followed Sites” and a red MANAGE button. Add godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com to sites you follow.
    1C. This is about Reader Mode of wordpreee.com . It is not about tyhe reader modes that some browsers provide.
  2. Wait for fix to be found, and keep trying regular browser site for “https://godaddyandthesquirrelmustbothdie.wordpress.com/”
  3. We have obtained the domain name “COMICSIDONTUNDERSTAND.NET” and will be working to make it work for the CIDU site. DNS stuff always takes a couple days to propagate, so just stay tuned.
  4. Also you can keep checking “comicsidontunderstand.com”
  5. RSS users, I don’t know if those are still working. Please let us know.

Apologies for this problem!

yours,

==mitch

18 Comments

  1. Finally found you guys, and it was ONLY because I had a vague recollection of godaddyandthesquirrel… existed in my memory somewhere. Glad Mitch4 is on top of things, I’m envisioning both Montgomery Scott exasperated trying to fix things, plus C-3PO engulfed in wires and fires

  2. Due to a period of general stupidity and forgetting to read my comics weekly I missed this problem completely as it seems to be resolved by now – 2/22/22. What makes me really stupid is that I have a weekly reminder for Monday nights (tonight is Tuesday – took a while to catch up) to read my comics online and still forgot the highlight of my week – for what seems to be 2 weeks.

  3. I was wondering what happened. I use Moxilla FireFox as my browser and the quick link just kept getting a “site security error, notify site administrator” warning. I stumbled onto cidu.info by doing an ARLO page search to see if it went anywhere. Good to see the page is still functioning.

  4. Sorry the updates haven’t been getting into this thread. Mostly on Site Comments.

    The current valid hostnames (URL portion) are

    cidu.info
    cidu.blog
    comicsidontunderstand.net
    cartoonsidontunderstand.com

    (and the underlying WordPress one with the squirrel and godaddy)

    Also of course going to WP reader mode (i.e. https://wordpress.com/read ) and subscribing to this site. It’s an interesting different view, e.g. shows Likes.

    Sorry you had trouble getting back here! If you have places to share the cidu.info name etc, please do! Thanks.

    The preferred comicsidontunderstand.com went into auction, which we could not keep up with. It then briefly pointed to an Asian gambling site, and now to what looks like a placeholder Word Press page, which does use the title Comics I don’t Understand. A screenshot was p[osted to Site Comments.

  5. I’m sure that the ownership transfer and the subsequent auction were all perfectly legal, but it still leaves a slightly sour aftertaste. We have some (slightly mysterious) indications about who paid the money for the URL, but we may never find out “why?” However, by far the most interesting question would be who benefitted from the auction. I wouldn’t mind at all if the Bickel family needed to sell it as an assent, but my fear is that GoDaddy may have been the profiteur.

  6. “I wonder what “comicsidontunderstand” means in Indonesian?”

    Possibly “there’soneborneverymintue”?

  7. There are likely a fair number of links and references to the old URL that end up getting them some free clicks. Whether those are worth anything or not, I couldn’t say.

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