Andreas is still running PAUSE, we (Robert & Ask) are just providing hosting and an occasional helping hand.
Two changes that might be meaningful to you:
- The new server doesn't have FTP enabled, so you have to upload via HTTP(S). HTTP really is a better protocol for this.
- The CPAN master mirror is now on the same network as the PAUSE server, so there's really no reason to mirror directly from PAUSE. The master mirror server is much better equipped for rsync, too.