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Author Topic: 123REG is DOWN1!!!  (Read 7208 times)

jabns

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123REG is DOWN1!!!
« on: November 17, 2007, 11:45:34 PM »

I recently noticed my site was going down quite a bit. That was then followed by my mails servers unreachable but that was just the start. I restarted all my servers, still down.

So i checked www.123reg.co.uk but i got no site just an error. It has been up and down now for nearly 4 days!

What sort of people run this company? There is no status page, no notice and to top it of support is only available MON-FRI!!!

I have 5 domains i need to move but i have no control panel to make the switch! I don't want to do anything when there site is up and down like a yoyo.

I think it might be a DDOS because it is up and down but that is just a speculation.

PS. Anyone recommend any descent DNS hosts?

EDIT: I have found a status page: http://www.123-reg.co.uk/status.pl but it just says there are no problems.

Thats funny because when i ping: mail.frufc.com;mail2.frufc.com;frufc.com;the-barlows.co.uk;jab-ns.net;bernard-bligh.co.uk ect ect... THEY ARE ALL DOWN!  :wall:

James
« Last Edit: November 18, 2007, 12:13:27 AM by jabns »
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roseway

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Re: 123REG is DOWN1!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 07:16:58 AM »

It's owned by Pipex of course, and I gather from elsewhere that half of the Pipex network has been down, not just 123-reg. Pipex have now acknowledged that a problem exists, but claim it started only yesterday. Others have said the same as you, that it's been giving trouble for several days.
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  Eric

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Re: 123REG is DOWN1!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 10:35:04 AM »

You just want DNS yes?

If so I've always found www.zoneedit.com very reliable. In fact I can't remember a total outage in the last 6 years.

This assumes of course that you can get 123-reg to change the nameservers (to zoneedit's) for your domains and leave them like that. I emphasise that as I found every time 1and1 billed me (annually) they also reset the nameservers to their own. They don't now after I deployed the cluestick ;)
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mr_chris

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Re: 123REG is DOWN1!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 03:04:43 PM »

Just to say I've never had a problem with any of my 123reg domains where I've changed the nameservers.
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Chris

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Re: 123REG is DOWN1!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 07:09:36 PM »

Yeah this was just a typical 1and1 problem - just like the way they still keep resetting the Nominet whois data on personal domains every time I renew. Mildly irritating having to find the Nominet login details to opt-out again every year. Still better the devil you know sometimes eh? :D

jabns - zoneedit will do 5 zones for free (defined usage limits apply) but even if you do have to pay they are reliable.
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jabns

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Re: 123REG is DOWN1!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 09:57:03 PM »

Cheers for the input guys. It is back up now but i am still getting random timeouts. I will check out zone edit now.

Thanks,
James
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