I'm trying to sign up for the Empower program which requires a Passport account. If you go to http://www.passport.net/Consumer/default.asp to register the site is down and has been since yesterday. How can such a site experience such a long outage?
I just tried it, and it seems to be working fine. Maybe you have the domain blacked?
I can never access my hotmail account from work. I always get the error message: "The .NET Passport service is currently unavailable at this Web site for one of these reasons"
I think it is a problem with the passport cookie.
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