back to article WTH is my domain? OpenSRS and Hover down and out

The domain name server "OpenSRS" crashed and burned during the dead of night following a network failure, taking down scores of customers' portals with it. Normal service has yet to resume. OpenSRS is owned by the operating service Tucows, and according to, there are about 690,000 active websites using it. …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Oops! There was a problem finding suggestions for you."

    There's a never a good time for these cutsie, oopsie! Error messages. Why do companies insist on using them?

    1. Alister

      Re: "Oops! There was a problem finding suggestions for you."

      'cos it makes them feel cool, and down wiv der kids, man

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bit slow. The problems started at 02:11 BST (01:11 UTC) yet it took another 33 minutes for OpenSRS to pick up on it. A similar, but much shorter outage happened 2 days ago.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reseller panel is up

    We only use OpenSRS/Tucows as a domain registry (we do all our own DNS and other hosting otherwise) and their Reseller Panel appears to be working OK at this time (13:30 UK BST). If there is anything else wonky it doesn't appear to be affecting us.


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reseller panel is up

      It was affecting the API, that's what we use. Now appear to be fixed.

  4. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Network appy plugging in the wrong CAT5 cable into the wrong core router/switch after a hard day's night upgrading some servers?

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