UPDATE 3: I received a response from the host letting me know that they were testing some new features with the DDOS protection. These new "features" were causing our problems and have been completely reverted. Everyone should be able to connect once again and things like voting should be working properly.
UPDATE 2: Our DDOS protection is almost definitely to blame for the connection issues. There are filters setup to protect us from attackers, but they are also preventing some normal users from connecting to the server. Our server provider is looking into the prolem and should be making adjustments to the filter soon. Unfortunately there is not much I can do from my end.
UPDATE 1: Unfortunately, shortly after I made these changes we experienced a DDOS attack, so I had to revert to our old settings. I contacted the host however and they said that the issues we experienced before should be improved. If you are unable to connect, give it a few minutes and try again, or try connecting directly to the IP at:
I am sorry for the connection issues you guys have been experiencing. I know it has been frustrating.
I made some changes to the server that will hopefully get rid of these connection problems and improve server performance for everyone.
These changes involve switching over to a new IP, so you may need to wait a bit before the domains are updated. If you are having issues connecting, try to connect to each of the following: ultimate-mc.net and ultimateskyblock.us