I'm trying to create a developer account at developer.apple.com, but every time I click "Register", it says the server at developercms.apple.com couldn't be found. Is this happening to anyone else? How can I get past this?

  • Downvoter: Please let me know why you downvoted. I seriously don't know what to do - I can't make an account to post on Apple's developer forums, so this is the only place I knew. – Caleb P Nov 28 '14 at 13:38
  • What happens if you use a different browser/computer/network? – nohillside Nov 28 '14 at 13:43
  • Same thing. I tried with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, as well as both networks I have access to and another computer. – Caleb P Nov 28 '14 at 13:46
  • So it's most probably a problem on Apple's side then... – nohillside Nov 28 '14 at 13:48
  • Ah, well. So it's not something I can fix? – Caleb P Nov 28 '14 at 13:53

I have the same issue. The DNS name doesn't exist, so changing browsers is of no use.

Apple needs to either publish the domain name in DNS so that it resolves to an IP address or they need to update the HTML to use the correct name that does exist.

It appears that either Apple's DNS broke and they either haven't realised, don't care to fix it, or it is very difficult to fix and they haven't put a workaround in place (improbable IMFO).

Unless you know what the IP address should be and it's just a DNS issue, you could add a host entry as a workaround. However, if the IP address is unknown or if the server/infrastructure is down in addition to DNS then there is nothing we can do except wait for Apple and hope they fix it.

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So apparently the Register button does nothing. I've finally got it working by filling out the information for an Apple ID that doesn't have a developer account, then clicking "Login" instead of "Register". It then takes me to a "Review Agreement" page where I can register for a developer account.

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  • can you please elaborate a bit? – shmuli Dec 14 '14 at 2:15

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