said by altermatt:
As for the server changes, they don't work for me, and I wasn't notified by VZ yet. I wonder if they might not work for everyone yet?
As shown by past history, the migration is started well before notification is made. Witness the port change migration.
If you make the server name change, and it's not working, you'll get a connection error message. I can't tell from the error message you posted earlier if the problem was due to a server connection or an internet connection problem. The result is the same but the difference is subtle.
Suggest making the server name change and testing when you have good results connecting elsewhere as well. In other words, not when there's the evening or peak use time slow down that seems to occur lately.