Why do I get following reply from iTunes Store when I attempt to publish my podcast:
"We had difficulty reading this feed. Host parameter is null." ?
This is my podcast website:
I have validated the following feed with Feed Validator. It is ok. (there are some minor suggestions for changes which should not be criical)
When I write this feed URL in the box for suscribing to podcasts in ITunes (Advanced/Suscribe to podcast menues), iTunes finds my podcasts and downloads them successfully (and fast). All the podcasts downloaded that way work fine.
So, if the rss reed is validated, and works in iTunes, why am I not able to publish my podcasts in iTunes Store?
My hosting service is GoDaddy.com. I see from other articles on this support forum (Apple) and on GoDaddy´s support forum, that other people have had the same problem. Sometimes their problem apparently just disappeared (and iTunes Store finally just stopped writing "We had difficulty reading this feed. Host parameter is null" everytime they tried to submit their podcasts to iTunes. I have now tried submitting this and other podcasts (hosted on GoDaddy) many, many times for several days, but always get the same irritating negative message.
Does anyone out there understand what the problem could be? As far as I can see from reading other descriptions of this same problem, no one has yet provided an adequate explanation of what is causing this "glitch" (as some call it).
I want to publish several podcast series on iTunes Store which are now hosted on GoDaddy.com. Many other MobileMe users like me, will in the next 30 days have to move their websites from MobileMe to other hosting services. GoDaddy.com is a large hosting service. This problem might appear often during the next month. I therefore believe that Apple and GoDaddy should attempt to find out why this problem occurs, and do something about it. It seems from other descriptions of this problem, that it often occurs with people using GoDaddy hosting service. Have not read or analyzed all descriptions of this problem on the net, but there are enough descriptions to support a hypothesis that there is some communication difficulty between iTunes Store and GoDaddy hosting service. (? - at least some others have made this hypothesis, like I do)