Wednesday, October 3, 2007

xname.org down (again) due to DDoS attack

One wise guy once said: don't keep all your eggs in the same basket! Well, I came to realize it at the beginning of this week when my (free) DNS hosting provider went down (in flames) due to several hours of DDoS attack on their servers. Few domains I'm hosting with them (including this one :-) took a bit of early holiday :-)

This seems to be the second (big) attack on their infrastructure, preceded by this one. Overall XName gives you an excellent (free) service all year around, but in order to be extra safe it's wise to have a tertiary DNS somewhere else... Just in case something bad happens again :-/

Update: about 66420 domains/sites were (? maybe not all) affected by the downtime.
Update2: since 10 October 2007 XName has tertiary DNS available to its customers :-)

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