Originally Posted by Handycam
maybe the sites were down?
Possible. Nothing that I've seen on the sites saying anything about that, but that doesn't prove anything. Interestingly, I did a google search for <.typepad.com> while I couldn't get access and got a fair number, none of which I could access - and the same error for all of them.
So that suggests (if I understand domain naming correctly) that typepad.com hosts typepad blogs and prepends the bloggers identifier to typepad.com/someblogname/
That would explain it. I'll look around to see if I find evidence that typepad had problems.