May 7, 2005

The Internet’s Down

by Nick Montfort · , 7:01 pm

I’ve been unable to reach for the last few minutes. I also can’t reach,,,,, etc. And no one on ifMUD can reach any of ’em, either.

Well, while we wait for Google News to come back up and tell us what’s happened: Teoma, Altavista, Yahoo.

(Update: Google became available again within two minutes of my posting this, but then went on the blink again. Seems that 15 minutes later all but Groups and News are working, at least from my standpoint.)

7 Responses to “The Internet’s Down”

  1. nick Says:

    Google’s returned already. Good thing I wasn’t a bit more verbose in my post, or it woulda been wrong when I clicked Publish.

  2. nick Says:

    Well, enough up-to-the-minute reporting. As soon I post that and check once again, I find Google’s once again down – or at least not responding for me or anyone else on ifMUD.

  3. scott Says:

    Dude — I had Google that whole time.

  4. Jill Says:

    I didn’t! I was there too! No Google! Probably not a bad idea trying other search engines…

  5. nick Says:

    Hm, you have evidence of your elite access to Google during that time, Scott? Slashdot and The San Jose Mercury News both say that Google was completely hosed due to DNS problems. See also Broadband Reports and Endagadget (which claimed for a while that Google had been hacked).

    Admittedly, if you were accessing Google by directly typing in “” instead of “” – which I’ve seen you do before as you demonstrate your skillz – you wouldn’t have experienced the problem.

  6. scott Says:

    mn I ws js fckn wu.

  7. Joe Mason Says:

    Heh – I said on the mud today, “At least one person I know thought the whole Internet was in trouble because Google went away.” Today I saw your edit and realized I was remembering your post, and that you weren’t serious.

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