MV Communications shutting down
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- Email domains for former FCG customers stopped working. We registered nayum.com for email and homepages, if you would like to use it.
- The domain mv.net is being phased out. If you use servers with mv.net in the name, replace mv.net with qozzy.net. For example, pop.mv.net is now pop.qozzy.net. We have also changed IP numbers.
- Finding new service
- Services that are shutting down right away
- Services that are continuing for a short while
- Services that are continuing for longer
Email domains for former FCG customers stopped working. We registered nayum.com for email and homepages, if you would like to use it.
The domain mv.net is being phased out. If you use servers with mv.net in the name, replace mv.net with qozzy.net. For example, pop.mv.net is now pop.qozzy.net. We have also changed IP numbers.
You're probably reading this page because you've received a notice or read about MV Communications shutting down. This page contains a little bit of info about the shutdown, including pointers to where to go to find new service.
Finding new service
This is the most important part, so it's at the beginning. Please be sure to read the other sections of this page, though; some of it is important.
We have had great relationships with a couple of local providers over much of the last two decades and would like to draw them to your attention. These companies had beginnings much like our own and are dedicated to quality personal support.
G4 Communications, based in Manchester, offers a wide range of services. They have graciously offered to extend to MV Dialup and DSL customers special support and pricing, and they have prepared a website at http://www.g4.net/mv for you.
Destek, based in Nashua, also offers services such as colocation, dialup, and high speed leased line connections. For dialup, web hosting, and mailing list services, please see their website at http://www.aspi.net/services and for colo and other services go to http://www.destek.net/ .
Other(s) have asked that we mention them as well. Though our knowledge of them is limited, please do check them out, supporting local business is good.
WiValley, Inc. in southwestern NH says, "WiValley is working on the promise of broadband for rural communities in South Western NH, bringing high speed services to your home or business using state of the art wireless technology." Their website is http://wivalley.net/ .
Lemonade.net in Hudson NH offers consulting, colocation, and other hosting services. http://www.lemonade.net/
Radius North Communications an ISP in western / southwestern NH provides wireless access from 18 mountaintop POPs. http://radiusnorth.com/
Other choices for connectivity include Comcast and Fairpoint.
Services that are shutting down right away
While a handful of ancillary services are being maintained under other management (see next sections), most are ending. Those that are ending are as follows.
These services have all ended now.
Dialup - connection to the Internet via modem and telephone line.
DSL - High-speed connection to the Internet using DSL over a telephone circuit.
T1 - T1 and other leased line services.
co-lo - server colocation.
Usenet news - Usenet news is not a separate service as such, but something MV has provided as an extra. Sadly there's no point in even thinking about trying to continue it in any form.
UUCP - Our first service.
Services that are continuing for a short while
We will be preserving these services for as long as we can, without charge, by physically moving the hardware that supports them to a new location temporarily. We are doing this only to provide a graceful transition for those affected. However, since MV Communications owns everything about these services (including the hardware, the domain names, and so forth), it is likely that these will be reclaimed by the liquidation process. Therefore you are advised to seek replacement for these ASAP.
FCG-related email -- email for all legacy FCGNetworks customers who never converted to MV email service. This includes all mailboxes with addresses using fcg and cyberportal domains plus the following domains:emailmv.com, emailmv.net, emlot.com, emlot.net, emlto.com, emlto.net, mvgalaxy.com, mvgalaxy.net, suchmail.com, suchmail.net, themvpub.com, and themvpub.net.
The domains listed right above for former FCG customers are no longer in service. If you have not yet done so, you should be moving to another email address now.
The domain nayum.com is available to replace them. The mail server is now named fcgmail.qozzy.net.
Services that are continuing for longer
For various reasons, some services will be continued without charge (except as noted) for a while, operated under two new organizations (a hosting organization and a DNS organization). We expect this to continue at least through the end of October, at which point there may be options to continue longer.
email - email services that have been hosted on .mv.net servers (see note about mv.net and mv.com names below). The hosting organization will continue to provide email for .mv.com addresses and domains belonging to customers.
web pages - web pages that have been hosted on .mv.net servers (see note about mv.net and mv.com names below). The hosting
organization will continue to provide hosting for www.mv.com URLs as well as URLs in domains belonging to customers.
shell accounts - the hosting organization will continue to operate the new shell server "schorl" .
DNS - the DNS organization will continue to provide DNS for domains. The new organization is DNS Assist (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Domain renewals - the DNS organization will assume registrar operations for domains that were registered through MV's registrar service. While it will not initially be accepting new domain registrations (the focus is, after all, on simply keeping things going to as not to throw some things you depend on to the wolves, as much as possible), it will be able to do domain renewals. It will, of necessity, have to charge for renewals, as renewal fees must be passed along to the ultimate registrar.
Some notes about these transitional services:
mv.net names - the servers that you use (e.g. the mail server or the shell server) have names ending in mv.net . mv.net is a domain name owned by MV Communications, Inc. and it is likely to be sold, transferred, or reclaimed before or during the liquidation process. In other words, mv.net names will only be in use for as long as they continue to be available. All servers and all things ending in .mv.net names will be given new names in the near term; it will be important to use the new names when they are known.
November 30, 2011: we are about to officially lose the mv.net domain. If we don't handle your DNS but you use our servers (eg, we handle your domain email), use qozzy.net in place of mv.net. If we handle your DNS, we will fix the server names for you.
mv.com names - the mv.com domain name is not, however, owned by MV Communications, Inc. - it was registered several years before MV Communications, Inc. began operations and was merely on loan to the company. This is why we expect the new organizations to provide email and web pages for mv.com names for an indefinite period.
free, mostly - the main point behind the new organizations is to provide some continuity of important services where that can be done -- but mainly only for services that don't have intrinsic liquidation value. These services (with the exception of domain renewals as described above) will be provided without charge for at least the end of 2011. This should give you sufficient time to find alternatives (one alternative might be continuing with the new organizations).
Limited support for services continuing after shutdown will be provided by email only. Unless directed otherwise you can write to email@example.com and someone will answer as time permits.