Doh! TR’s email service goes kaboom

It seems our DNS provider, DomainMonger, had some sort of massive outage last night, apparently as part of a conversion about which they didn’t notify customers.

Nice!

Anyhow, the website is still standing, but the MX records for techreport.com have been corrupted. As a result, emails sent to @techreport.com addresses will not be delivered at present. We have no ETA on a fix.

If you’d like to reach us, you can send messages to the @tech-report.com variants of our addresses, which appear to be working still. News tips, for instance, should go to report@tech-report.com, and I can be reached at damage@tech-report.com. You can buy ad space on the site by contacting adam@tech-report.com, which I encourage you do to.

Update: Mail service should be restored. Carry on.

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    • Bensam123
    • 7 years ago

    I never heard of report@techreport.com before this news snippet, I always sent articles of interest to Cyrils email…

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    Have you guys read [url=http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/10/meet-the-network-operators-helping-fuel-the-spike-in-big-ddos-attacks/?comments=1#comments-bar<]this[/url<]? Search the complete list using the name of the company.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    O M G GUYZ

      • brute
      • 7 years ago

      useless post

        • superjawes
        • 7 years ago

        even more useless post…

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          TRIPLE USELESS POSTS!!!!

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            ULTRA USELESS POSTS!! /quake voice

            • derFunkenstein
            • 7 years ago

            C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER! /Killer Instinct

            • way2strong
            • 7 years ago

            The blaster combo is the best in that game. You have super, awesome, ultra, and ….blaster???
            [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJprdZw8qwg[/url<]

    • geekl33tgamer
    • 7 years ago

    Aaaand all I could think of was: [url<]http://youtu.be/LHgEnN2PFzo[/url<]

    • Washer
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]It seems our DNS provider, DomainMonger, had some sort of massive outage last night, apparently as part of a conversion about which they didn't notify customers.[/quote<] I'd be one very angry customer.

      • Damage
      • 7 years ago

      You’d still be a customer? 🙂

        • Washer
        • 7 years ago

        Good point!

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      I’m curious how they were supposed to notify you? email you? 🙂

        • Damage
        • 7 years ago

        PRIOR to the apparent work (their website has changed, got a bill for $0.00 mid-morning) that caused the outage? Sure, email worked then.

          • Ragnar Dan
          • 7 years ago

          It’s odd that I was considering asking you all about how you all liked the place you were using, how easy it was to set up a site, etc. But now, I’m… somewhat less inclined. 🙂

            • Damage
            • 7 years ago

            We’re using Virtacore for web hosting and they’ve been outstanding for years. Highly recommended.

            We just wanted a web control panel for DNS, so we signed up for a different DNS hosting service. Avoid DomainMonger. 🙂

            • Ragnar Dan
            • 7 years ago

            Their name doesn’t ring a bell, and it looks like they’re VA based, and now that I’m thinking about it some more it was someone else’s site (which went under almost 4 years ago) that I was thinking of, because it was supposed to be cheap, and the place doing their hosting was in TX. Oh well. I’m unlikely to end up doing anything with the domain names I’ve bought over the years anyway, but thanks for replying.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 7 years ago

    No DNS isn’t a big deal breaker for me. I remember all IPv6 addresses of sites I visit, anyway.

      • xii
      • 7 years ago

      Of course, it’s something pretty original, something with… dead… beef… There’s a babe somewhere in there too…

      I can already see the future: “No, this /64 is out of address space, all the funny ones are taken”.

    • Helmore
    • 7 years ago

    Some weird people must have asked for ad space. I’m getting an ad for ‘Women’s Dresses – Starting At $7.99’. I don’t think I’m the target audience for an ad like that.

      • [TR]
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe it’s one of those cases where the web knows you better than you do? 😉

    • south side sammy
    • 7 years ago

    TR, others and one of the major airlines………. must have been one helluva an attack.

    • satchmobob
    • 7 years ago

    Humm… Well, as you’re encouraging me, I think I’d like to buy some ad space. I’m sure the lady TR gerbils need to know I’m available to fulfill their needs and desires. Email on it’s way!

      • brute
      • 7 years ago

      fat sweaty nerd babes aww yea

        • satchmobob
        • 7 years ago

        They can’t all be like you! I’ll filter those out in the fine print.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    So is this sort of the technology version of ‘old stuff works better’? heh

    • cynan
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]you can send messages to the @tech-report.com variants of our addresses, which appear to be working still. News tips, for instance, should go to report@tech[b<]-[/b<]report.com[/quote<] Unacceptable! There is no dash!

      • derFunkenstein
      • 7 years ago

      There is no dash, dag nabbit.

      • Krogoth
      • 7 years ago

      Dash Forever!

      Anonymous Gerbils will always roam free!

      • dashbarron
      • 7 years ago

      Hmmmm, you rang?

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