DNS Outage at 123-REG

Posted by: Steven Annison

Many of our websites and email are currently experiencing some issues due to a Denial of Service Attack on the 123-REG domain name servers which has originated from China.

123-REG have said that “Due to the nature and size of this attack the firewall systems in place needed to be reconfigured to block the bad traffic and allow the good traffic through. Our 24/7 network team picked up on this straight away and started to make changes to bring services back online to the Internet“.

They added “Things may be a little slow over the next hour or so as we continue to configure the systems to effectively stop the attack. Thankfully, as the largest UK hosting provider, 123-reg has the data centre and team in place to combat these Internet criminals with minimal damage“.

We would hope things will return to normal throughout the afternoon.  For live updates you can also check 123-REG's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/123regfans

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