Thank goodness. I thought I had ended the beta for myself because I tried to go into a new area, I got a "You are not permitted in this realm," message, and then when I tried to log back in I got this error - so I thought I basically "beat" the beta and couldn't log in anymore.
Glad it's not just me.
I think the you are not permitted on this realm happens when they boot everyone off the realm first before shutting the server down. Cleans the server I guess so they can prepare for whatever work they are gonna do.
In the launcher, click the "support" tab. It'll take you to their website for beta testers. There is a "service alerts" page that gives a rundown on current major issues and maintenance timeframes. --- 3DS FC- 3523-2829-4726 Teddiursa/Audino/Ditto-IGN-Kyle