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Websites won't load on I.E. or Firefox!

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I don't know what happened to cause it, but I have a problem.

Just last week, I've noticed that both Firefox and I.E. have stopped loading specific websites. Particularly websites that I visit most often, such as deviantART. Whenever I try to access these websites through one of my browsers, it will load for quite a while, but will end up stopping on a blank white page. The website never loads - the icon next to the URL in the address bar doesn't even show up. It's just a blank white page.

However, I tried running deviantART through Google, and I clicked the "view cached text only" option, instead of loading the full website. All of the text shows up perfectly, but whenever I try to access the site regularly, all I get is the blank white page and nothing.

To try to verify that it was a problem with my computer, I tried logging on to my laptop. It's a seperate computer, and I plugged it in to the same connection I am using for this computer (a Comcast modem). To my suprise, the same websites did not work on my laptop, either.

Though, I've asked friends to try to access the websites I've been trying to go on, and they have all claimed they work fine. So, as far as I know, the sites aren't the problem.

I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm currently running Norton Internet Security / Antivirus and Spy Sweeper on my computer, and I do full system sweeps regularly. But I don't see that as the problem, hence I couldn't connect on a different computer, either.

Please help? I don't want to be banned from my favorite sites, anymore! :(
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Some times when new batches of IP addresses are issued, it takes a while for all servers to recognise them as "valid".

It is referred to here as the "Bogan IP Address issue".

It's *possible* that could be the problem, but that would depend on your allocation of the IP, if it is Dynamic (as mine is) or Static. Should not be an issue for a Static IP address.
Your ISP will know, but as we do not know if you use cable, dial-up or DSL, and what country you are in or who your ISP is, even a guess is difficult.

Generally all dial-up is dynamic, the rest depend largely on ISP's and trends for the country concerned.

As an example, in NZ you pay extra for a DSL connection with a static IP so they tend to be rare, dial-up is always dynamic.
If that is the case, then only time will heal it.

Or, if you can identify 100% somehow that it is the case, you would need to track down the webmaster for each site, get them to communicate the issue to their server provider to see if they can update the validation table.

Start by talking to your ISP about the issue, see what they have to say.
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