Same here... I get an IMMEDIATE "Unable to connect" message.
I tried to ping www.qrz.com
and after several attempts the ping utility came back with a "cannot find the host" message. Looks like their server is completely off line.
Maybe the server is down for maintenance or possibly someone is doing a denial of service attack. The result would be the same out here.
I am using www.hamcall.net
for call sign lookups right now. Works great!
As for the ZED forums, we have these here and the ones and the Island of Misfit Hams. We could always start a new one on some server, "Hams Lost and Wandering in Search of a Zed Replacement". heh heh heh
Or we can all meet on echolink.
73 de w8nsi jim