I feel a bit vindicated now! I asked two people last night, and one this morning if MSNBC was down for them. “Nope”, they all said. But I couldn’t reach MSNBC.com for 18 hours or so.
I’m glad I didn’t go muck with my DNS or anything!
I just helped a local company work through some DNS issues. DNS is serious business for a web site. Get it wrong and it’s like having the wrong name, number, and address listed in the Yellow Pages.
MSNBC.com was temporarily unavailable to many Internet users on Friday afternoon.
The disruptions occurred as we were making adjustments to the site’s domain name servers. For an additional period after the site was restored, some images were not displayed.
The outage was caused by human error as our technicians modified the servers.