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Neustar UltraDNS outage

October 15: Neustar UltraDNS Outage

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A Dotcom-Monitor client view of the UltraDNS outage
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October 15, 2015 – Neustar UltraDNS Down – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Neustar UltraDNS outage at this time. The UltraDNS outage appears to have started at approximately 4:00 pm CST.

The UltraDNS issue resulted in (as it should) error alerts to clients. Monitoring that does not cache DNS is detecting the UltraDNS outage. Clients themselves may not see the DNS issue unless they clear their DNS cache and attempt to connect to affected website and web applications.

UltraDNS is a DNS service provider owned by Neustar Corporation, which also owns associated companies including Webmetrics website monitoring and other services.

Dotcom-Monitor will continue to research the Neustar UltraDNS down issue and provide details as they become clear.

Dotcom-Monitor had captured a similar outage in January of 2013.

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Some of our favorite tweets from the UltraDNS outage

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Dotcom-Monitor – Login issue

August 27 – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a current widespread Level 3 issue impacting the Level 3 network in North America. The issue has also impacted  the log-in and trouble ticket aspect of the Dotcom-Monitor system itself. Dotcom-Monitor is working directly with Level 3 to resolve the issue and will provide an update when more details become available. Please contact Dotcom-Monitor at 1-888-479-0741, support (at) dotcom-monitor, or Chat for assistance.level3 issue

Facebook Down – Free Worldwide Test Tool

August 1, 2014 – Dotcom-Monitor is currently tracking a Facebook downtime incident.

To verify the current status of Facebook in real-time from around the world, users can attempt to connect simultaneously from 20 locations worldwide using Dotcom-Monitor’s free Facebook downtime test tool.

FAcebook downtime error message

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A Tale of Monitoring DNS Blacklists


DNS Blacklist Jail

Have you been hauled off to DNS Blacklist jail without even knowing it?

It’s a Tuesday afternoon in Seattle and George’s finger hovers over the “Launch” button, his flannel shirt and short beard a  reflection on his desktop screen opened to the application that blasts his company’s email. Mouse…click.

Act I: Bowling Scores and Spam

Within seconds thousands of George’s finely-crafted emails are inviting  prospects to a big “spring fling” sales event for his company’s custom coffee filters. A few recipients of George’s email at a loose-tea company a few blocks away decide to report the ‘invite email” as spam. (Last week George’s bowling team beat their bowling team in a tournament and George scored the winning score, 115, in the final frame.)  Its all in good fun, they even send an email care of “One Strike George” telling George what they’re doing.

Click… the spam report is off to their ISP’s email administrator. Laughs and high fives all around. Their phone rings, its George, “Err, not cool,  wish you didn’t do that…”

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Dotcom-Monitor adds VictorOps as Integration Partner

Integration furthers speed and effectiveness of WebOps, DevOps, and network teams’ support of applications, networks, and infrastructures.

Minneapolis, MN May 29, 2014 – Dotcom-Monitor, a suite of website, application and Internet infrastructure monitoring platforms providing error and performance detection, diagnostics, and data for WebOps, DevOps, and network teams, today announced an integration with VictorOps. VictorOps, a collaboration and incident management platform designed for DevOps, joins the list of integrations with Dotcom-Monitor that deliver enterprise-ready support for large-scale infrastructures and applications.

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