Well, it appears the greedy sods over at dyn.com
have deleted my old hosts.
And because it was a free account, they apparently do not wish to discuss the matter.
The deal signed up for was that static hostnames did not require activity to remain active; so a few years back, they combined dynamic and static hostnames which meant all static users needed something automated to keep prodding them into life.
Then they decided that was too easy, now requiring manual logins every month, or responding to e-mails, with the threat of hostname deletion. Sorry, "expiration".
Well, today I have no e-mail advising expiration is looming, and no hostnames. So nothing is working. The last e-mail contained a link which when visited advised that "account activity confirmed".
Clearly, they're not trustworthy or reliable.
Only way to regain the hostnames seems to be to recreate them myself, except those names are now on domains reserved for paying customers.
Well, I will not be responding to this blackmail.
As far as I'm concerned, they can all go stuff themselves and the sooner the better.
If anyone has my at-bigserver.dnsalias.net
e-mail addresses, sorry, they're dead or no longer under my control.