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DNS Issues

Just in case anyone noticed and was wondering, there have been a few issues with the DNS of the site (register.com) this week which may have resulted in site requests timing out. Nothing to do with the site, the load balancing, or the recent code changes by Nephele. Although I noticed it myself a few times the traffic logs show no noticable drop in traffic or bandwidth so it likely affected only a small number of users over a few short periods of time. -- Daveh 15:40, 3 April 2009 (EDT)

I've been noticing it and was wondering what was going on. At one point, the outage lasted for about an hour; other times, it seems to have been for just a few minutes. Thanks for the info. --NepheleTalk 15:49, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
I'm glad it's not just me. I just had to put a hosts entry in to even reach the site. For windows users who need a workaround, add the line "72.55.137.132 www.uesp.net" to your hosts file, which will be located in your Windows\System32\drivers\etc directory. Remove it again once this is over in case the IP changes. –RpehTCE 16:47, 3 April 2009 (EDT)
Nod...the problem is just the site name (www.uesp.net and all subdomains) don't resolve to their appropriate IPs. Reaching the site directly by IP works fine. At one point www.uesp.net was fine but all other subdomains weren't resolving. -- Daveh 17:22, 3 April 2009 (EDT)