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Updated: Yahoo, one of the largest web sites on the planet, is being plagued by series of problems related to Domain Name System (DNS). A test using Gomez’s testing service shows error messages in certain cities such as Chicago. Others are experiencing slower access to Yahoo […]

Updated: Yahoo, one of the largest web sites on the planet, is being plagued by series of problems related to Domain Name System (DNS). A test using Gomez’s testing service shows error messages in certain cities such as Chicago. Others are experiencing slower access to Yahoo web sites, including the home page. There is already some chatter about this on Twitter, where people are pointing to problems with Yahoo Finance pages. If you have experienced these problems do let me know in the comments. I am going to try and talk to Yahoo and get to the bottom of it as quickly as I can.

Update: In response to my inquiry, Yahoo sent over an official statement via email, which reads:

“Yahoo! experienced a disruption in service earlier today that affected users in some geographic areas. We’ve addressed the issue and full service is now available. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

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  1. Om, the following graph: http://www.twitscoop.com/twits/search?q=yahoo will show you the twittersphere’s reaction and also when it started to occur…

  2. Jean-François Lavigne Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    I experienced the problem in Montreal about 25 minutes ago.

  3. I had difficulties over at Flickr accessing the up.flickr.com subdomain in the last hour, but all is well there now. Also had problem with some flickr.com assets not being pulled in from their respective homes into my page, maybe related to the same issues.

  4. Yup – northern virginia to Yahoo’s finance pages – URL not found.

    Recovered now, BTW.

  5. AGORACOM – George Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    Om, I posted to Twitter about 2 hours ago that http://del.icio.us was down
    http://twitter.com/AGORACOM/status/1036784578

    I am surfing from Toronto right now.

    The Greek

  6. Northern NJ my.yahoo was down or terribly slow till 5 minutes ago.

  7. All of our nagios check_dns checks at about 14:45 EST in Boston. They use yahoo.com as a default check. That go changed today :)

  8. Broadband Developments – Unified Communications, Virtualization, Security, and Web 2.0 » Yahoo Hit By DNS Bug – Was it Cache Poisoning Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    [...] Yahoo was hit by a massive DNS problem today reported by GigaOm. [...]

  9. the electric stranger » Blog Archive » DNS Problems Hit Yahoo – GigaOM Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    [...] [ via  GigaOM ] corq @ December 3rd, 2008 – – tags: dns [...]

  10. » DNS Problems Hit Yahoo Wednesday, December 3, 2008

    [...] DNS Problems Hit Yahoo Yahoo, one of the largest web sites on the planet, is being plagued by series of problems related to Domain Name System (DNS). A test using Gomez’s testing service shows error messages in certain cities such as Chicago. Others are experiencing slower access to Yahoo web sites, including the home page _____________ Source: GigaOM [...]

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