Quake III On-Line?

Ok, I've got an account (I think - I never payed anything). When I get connected it tells me that it can't get a response from the main server! Is it still up or will I never play DC Quake III online? I could really use a step by step guide to getting online. Thanks

PS the browser works fine and I'm in the UK.
Unreal, Quake III, Ooga Booga, PSO, PSO v2, SPeed Devils Online, NBA 2k2, 2k1, etc Sport games, Bomberman Online, Alien Front Online, etc.. a ton of others too.
you need the us version of unreal to play it online

the generous folk that designed a game where you dont ahve a decent story mode saw fit to rip out the online play in the euro one, making it pretty pointless in comparison

games like chuchu rocket that require the dreamarena service also no longer work (the euro versions dont at least)