Massive DDOS attack against Register.com

Looks like my site and millions of others are up and down…     This really sucks.   I am told they changed IP addresses of their DNS servers and stuff should be coming back soon.

9 Responses to “Massive DDOS attack against Register.com”

  1. George Kirikos Says:

    You might want to consider a company that focuses on DNS, e.g EasyDNS.com, UltraDNS.com or DNSMadeEasy.com to name a few.

  2. Frank Says:

    zoneedit.com

  3. Markus Says:

    What a joke

    http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070731/20070731005237.html?.v=1

  4. Mark Hankins Says:

    Looks like we found out the Storm worm’s purpose in life:
    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&q=storm+worm

  5. Ryan Says:

    “Prolexic Clean Pipe Virtual Transport Network”

    That sounds like a laxative.

  6. maren Says:

    hi, my name is maren, i am a 21 year old college student trying to start up a down to earth social networking site focused on people that are lonely and looking for Real people to connect with and real relationships. I have spent weeks surfing the net for tips and stories about ppl that have done what i want to do. Yours is by far the most compelling. I am so impressed, i have heard about your site but never knew it was free, or the largest web based dating service? I am sure you are ultra ultra busy… but if you feel so compelled could you send me some tips on how to do what you have done? It would mean the world to me, you could email me or just post a few tips. Thanks so much! Sincerely, Maren Kate

    p.s. do you date via your site?

  7. Slavi Says:

    People,

    register.com is large enough to deal with it’s own issues.
    why should Markus change it with something untested ?
    May be it will be better if he uses several other secondary DNS servers.

    Slavi
    http://devcha.blogspot.com

  8. Mark Richards Says:

    These sites are not hosted by register.com- they are hosted by enom (The gpn.register.com extension tells you that they are external partner servers. The IP addresses of those servers also do not correspond to register.com’s netblock).

    Register.com has a number of tools and systems in place to combat denial of service attacks against their servers. enom is a register.com partner and hosts their own DNS servers. In this case it seems they were unprepared for the severity of the attack they received.

    -Mark

  9. Dan Says:

    Although Mark is right that those addresses are not in the register.com netblock, they exist for register.com. Moreover those domains were registered through register.com so his information is wrong.

    As for the prolexic announcement- that press release was from two weeks ago. While they may have chosen Prolexic’s service, I doubt that they have implemented it yet. It usually takes a couple of months to bring something like that on line when you factoring in testing and QA.

    -Dan

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