Google is down

Posted on Sunday, May 08 2005 @ 1:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
It happens very rarely, but today is one of those days that Google has some downtime!

At the moment of writing Google is already out for about 30 minutes. Some parts of Google like Google Labs and some IPs of Google data centers are still accessible but many users worldwide report to have problems reaching Google.

Time to crank out Yahoo again for a few hours ;-) To be continued..

(1) After 50 minutes of downtime finally some improvement, but still not sure what happened.
(2) Google seems to be back operational after about one hour of problems. Some sites report that Google had been hacked but that isn't true.
(3) Google had DNS problems

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: Google is down
by Anonymous on Sunday, May 08 2005 @ 5:08 CEST

read it and weep. BTW, this is not the same screenshot that has been floating around the net. Look at the bookmarks. We pulled this up at about 4:30 mountain daylight savings time. Google got owned!

  • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, May 08 2005 @ 7:26 CEST

    I don't want to point out that you are clueless, but here goes.
    You are wrong. Google wasn't hacked, that's just your browser redirecting to because .com was down.
    Maybe a little insight into how your browser operates woudl help you navigate away from being a fool next time.