Hey guys! Sorry for the inconvenience but YouTube is down and has been for several hours now… So if you can’t see some of the videos posted on the site…it’s not me….it’s YouTube! You can even try it yourself by going directly to the site.
Word on the street is that YouTube was hacked and has mysteriously disappeared from the web…
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. (source)
Of course I’ll keep you posted…I’m such a geek!
**Update** Apparently the problem has been fixed! You may resume your regularly scheduled blogging…