| 11:39 am on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I think it must have been down for around 5 hours as my analytics account has no stats from 11am to 4pm.
| 12:48 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
| 12:49 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I monitored G services pretty closely, I got kicked out of Gmail at +/- 8:45a and came back up @ 4:22p EST. Nice "few hours" as reported. Anyway, Happy 8th Google, I know it wasn't your fault...
| 1:10 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
That should NEVER happen again. I do declare :)
| 5:00 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Ah, I see! I was wondering about my visitors...page impressions pretty good, google analytics disasterous; that explains it...
| 5:19 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|Server Failure Makes Google Unavailable |
Shouldn't this read:
"Server failure at an ISP makes some websites unavailable for customers using that ISP (in a part of the USA)"?
The story sounds pretty dull put that way, doesn't it?
I thought WebmasterWorld was above sexing up the titles by putting "Google" and "unavailable" next to each other?
Come on, you can do better than this :-(
| 5:37 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|I thought WebmasterWorld was above sexing up the titles |
Ha. This is a business venue. Lots of things for sale here.
| 6:24 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for that comment webdoctor. I have to admit I had a similar thought when I saw the headline on WebmasterWorld's home page, and felt my heart sink just a little.
I guess the misimpression is rescued somewhat for those who read as far as the sub-head:
|"The failure of a DNS (domain name system) server at Comcast caused problems for some web surfers in the north east section of the US yesterday, making several websites, including Google, inaccessible." |
And I guess the subject line of the thread did come straight from the linked-to article...
Still, with all that said, it certainly did catch my eye. ;)
| 8:15 pm on Sep 27, 2006 (gmt 0)|
At this moment, 22:14 GMT+1 Flanders(belgium), Adsense/Adwords-account are out - dns error.
Gmail, Google are OK.
| 12:40 am on Sep 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|At this moment, 22:14 GMT+1 Flanders(belgium), Adsense/Adwords-account are out - dns error. |
Worked fine for me (same area, a bit later).
I agree the title is overly sensationalist.
| 1:54 am on Sep 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I felt this with my comcast account in Seattle... Thought I was going mad ;-) - oh wait a minute...
In any case I forgot to bypass the comcast dns system anyway on that account and use my own. In my opinion Comcast (notto mention Verizon, GTE & ATT) haven't quite got the stability down for large scale dns yet. Although for what they charge here it should be routed with gold plated cat 5 connectors.
| 2:51 am on Sep 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This costs google many millions of dollars in two ways:
a) All that PPC ads that were not clicked
b) All those people who were forced to give Yahoo!, MSN, and Ask another try...and may have liked what they saw
| 9:18 am on Sep 28, 2006 (gmt 0)|
They saw the same thing no matter where they went.
|and may have liked what they saw |
connecting to Yahoo.com......
| 4:12 pm on Oct 1, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Guys...I have to say, I appreciated the "sexing up". I had MIS folks working for hours and hours trying to figure out why we could not get to a very dull site that was critical to our business. This story caught my eye and I believe may be the reason for our problems. Not sure if I would have stopped to read if not for the Google in the headline. Maybe someday I'll be a bit more sophisticated. Thx.