YouTube’s DNS is hijacked

Yikes! A few minutes ago I was uploading a video to YouTube when the site… just went away. I found this explanation at

“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 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 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, 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.

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