Massive Joker DNS DOS Takes Out Portion of Internet
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A massive DOS (Denial of Service attack – the version coming from many servers is known as a DDOS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack) has taken out the DNS servers of registrar Joker.

The result has been that countless domains which are registered through Joker and whose DNS is service by joker effectively fell of the Internet in one form or another.


In fact, even the mailing facilities for our old Internet address were so affected.

Explains Joker:

“Joker.com currently experiences massive distributed denial of service attacks against nameservers. This affects DNS resolution of Joker.com itself, and also domains which make use of Joker.com nameservers. We are very sorry for this issue, but we are working hard for a permanent solution.

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Thank you for your understanding,

Your Team of Joker.com”

So, if today or in the next few days you find things simply not working – such as being unable to get to a website you know exists – it may well be the work of DOS against Joker’s DNS servers.

 

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One thought on “Massive Joker DNS DOS Takes Out Portion of Internet
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  1. I used to have my domain registered with Joker – I found I was being charged for services I didn’t want, but it took me over a year to get control of the domain & name (for which I paid & was registered to me) out of their clutches. There were many times that I would have happily burnt their offices down I was so angry with the service (?). A massive DOS attack doesn’t surprise me – if I were Aunty, I would get my services from a company with a better reputation – I bitterly regretted not doing so, myself :(

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