more on podshow's domain problems

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

The domain name screw-up that hit Podshow yesterday seems to have had worse implications than I expected. Over 24 hours after I spotted there was a problem, I still can’t get the latest episodes of the Daily Source Code and Geekbrief TV.

It looks like the various subdomains the Podcast Delivery Network runs off are still hosed in some way, and most podcatchers are getting confused by it. iTunes certainly can’t find the shows.

This is bad news for Podshow. Why? Well, as best I can make out, they partner with podcast creators, with the creators doing the actually making of the podcasts, and Podshow handling delivery (through the PDN) and monetising it, through selling ads and sponsorship. The two groups then share the revenue. The longer delivery of the podcasts stays down, the more Podshow is failing to uphold its end of the bargain.

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