I've closed the 1.7 server and started a 1.8 server in its place. That said, it will operate on a white list until we get situated into something that isn't vanilla but is still 1.8 (not 1.7 or 1.7 but 1.8 players can join it).
There are only a few people who have access to the whitelist:
Comment here if you want whitelisted and I'll add you. If your forum name doesn't match your Minecraft name, post your Minecraft name as well.