Hey Jake, I tried the handles tab of the debug page with my own handle, and it says DNS verification fails with a lookup timeout. I checked with dig that the NS and TXT record work. What's the best channel to pass this bug to BS?
Looks like the debug page showed success, and then reverted to failure for timeout. Is the validation mechanism using a caching nameserver, or does it query the authoritative server every time? The latter could explain timeouts if the authoritative server has any sort of DDoS protection.
So far I haven't had issues with afraid.org except in the present case, so I'd assume DDoS limitation -- but that's also assuming BS hits the authoritative server, not a recursive server that would cache the answer and lessen the load on afraid. Would you perchance know?