Accessing freedb error

Hello,

new here, go easy. Installed 2.44, deactivated both firewall on the router and windows firewall.

I have set:
freedb.freedb.org /~cddb/cddb.cgi 80
Timeout: 20

Tried de.freedb.org and us.freedb.org. Says connec to...... and after couple of sec, I see:
"The server failed to return a valid query response code"

What am I doing wrong???

Thanks
Kosta