Thanks to Jim G0CQK for the temporary fix posted on the Yahoo reflector site which has allowed me to gain access to SotaWatch for the first time today.
His message reads:
"Since it has all gone quiet, I am not sure whether everyone is now
working normally but I was still having some problems with a few
sites. For these I was able to find out their TCP/IP addresses. What I
did was to edit my HOSTS file. The HOSTS file is to be found in
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc in Window XP - it has no extension
just HOSTS. Into my host file near the top I added a line:
saved the file and after that tried my regular bookmark to Sotawatch
and there it was. Went back to the file - commented out that line -
saved - and back in the browser could no longer find sotawatch. Back
to the HOSTS file once more - convert back to not being a comment -
save and I am now seeing Sotawatch in the browser.
Tried exactly the same process with another site I couldn’t get to and
now I can.
Of course when everything is resolved, I will remove this again but at
least it has given me a temporary fix."
If anyone contacts you by phone, Skype, etc., complaining about the lack of access, please pass this information on. BTW it worked for me and I am using Windows 2000 Pro and IE6.