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DNS related downtime

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Minimaul, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Minimaul

    Minimaul Site owner Staff Member

    Hi all,

    Sorry for the recent downtime. I asked my domain registrar to perform a routine action and they fucked it up royally - causing our DNS to stop working. Their support failed to fix the problem so we're currently using a workaround.

    It should now start to work for people when their DNS caches clear.

    By the way, the domain registrar in question was Namecheap.

    Edit: this has now been properly fixed by my new registrar :)
    If you want a good registrar with good (actually competent) support, I recommend Gandi.

    In future, if the site appears to be down, please try:

    http://89.238.161.170/forum/
    http://89.238.161.171/forum/

    and for the few amongst you using IPv6:

    http://[2a02:40:1:8:4::1]/forum/
    http://[2a02:40:1:8:4::2]/forum/
     
  2. Arglaar

    Arglaar Nitpicking Bastard Staff Member

    If you're running windows, you can try running the command
    IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS
    but, that might only be helpful if you're having issues seeing the site, and if you can read this, you can see the site.

    Heh.