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Thousands of Spanish Web Sites Knocked Offline by Software Error

     
12:32 pm on Aug 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A botched software update at Spain's central domain registry knocked as many as 400,000 sites offline for several hours Tuesday, according to the Esnic registry. The error left Internet users unable to access domains using .es, the country code top-level domain for Spain. The outage lasted from 3 pm to 5 pm Tuesday afternoon (local time) when the DNS database that connects domain names to IP addresses was "affected by an error" during a software update, according to an advisory posted at Esnic, which manages the .es database.
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Those of us who have had dealings with Esnic would be really surprised that they could capable of such incompetence.

(Removes tongue from cheek)

6:28 pm on Sept 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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400.000 websites off for a few hours has probably costed them millions of $