Anti-Splog – There was a problem connecting to the API server.

I just registered a multisite domain and tried to activate the API key for anti-splog but it keeps giving “There was a problem connecting to the API server. Please try again later.”

This is on a server hosted @ linode.com running apache.

I’ve looked at other posts here but none of them provided any specific solutions besides checking the your key and making sure the domain was registered here. Any other suggestions? Do I need specific ports open for this?

This plugin is one of the main reasons I purchased the elite membership and I’m bummed I can’t start using it yet.

Thanks

-Matt