posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 02:35 AM
reply to post by darrman
One of your local DNS servers probably went wonky.
5 minutes down time is nothing; especially if you haven't worked through a logical path toward resolving the issue.
Facebook down! Crashed! 10 seconds and counting I can't get to Facebook! Everybody Panic! Run around in circles flapping their hands about and
going 'derp! derp!'.
Following are a couple websites you can plug URLs into to see if the sites are reporting UP or DOWN
Is www._______________.com down for everyone, or just me?
Up or Down .net
Checking those sites will give you and eyeball on whether a connectivity issue or local or global.
From there, if you like working out your own solutions as opposed to waiting for someone else to fix it, you can search out DNS servers and use
alternative DNS Server IPs.
Simply do a Google search (if Google, or whatever your favorite search engine site isn't down) for Global DNS servers in your geographic area.
Jot down the IP addresses to several
Then do another search for How To Change your DNS Servers.
If you can get to some websites, and not others, it's typically a DNS issues, or potentially one of the servers that's site specific to whatever
website you're attempting to get to has caught on fire or something and redundancies or fail-overs haven't caught on, or up yet.
Typically, if you just wait, those who's jobs are to fix such things will do their jobs, and you'll have nothing of concern given less than half an