Yikes! A few minutes ago I was uploading a video to YouTube when the site… just went away. I found this explanation at yelvington.com:
“YouTube has disappeared from the Internet, apparently the victim of hackers who managed to gain control of its root DNS record. My wife and I were just moments ago watching some videos and suddenly YouTube became unreachable. A whois request for Youtube.com returns this:
Whois Server Version 2.0
Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net for detailed information.
… and all packets destined for YouTube are disappearing into the network of PCCW Telecom of Hong Kong.”
As much as I might enjoy getting laid at SwingingCommunity.com, I’d rather have my YouTube back.
UPDATE: 2:13 p.m. Looks like YouTube is back up.
UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. Pakistan declares war on YouTube.