Most of you know that since the recent server move we had several problems associated with the IP allocated to us by the new host. This had an impact on quite a few of our members who were unable to connect to the site. A simple change of IP was not possible and due to our configuration, a digital migration of the server software wasn't possible either. Our only option was a physical transfer to another safe location with a new IP.
We were holding off making this move until after the holiday season and had planned to announce it in good time. However, early on Thursday the server came under a sustained DDoS attack which took the site offline. After lengthy discussions with our host and their engineers, we made the decision to physically move the server.
We apologise for this disturbance and not having the opportunity to communicate but the decision was taken out of our hands.