UltraDNS Outage | Websites using UltraDNS experience short Downtime

We are aware that some websites and reports may indicate an UltraDNS outage on January 28, 2013.  We have verified that UltraDNS did have a short DNS issue. We will continue to monitor the situation, although it now appears to be resolved.

**April 30, 2014 – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking another Neustar UltraDNS outage.**

UltraDNS Outage Details

The first recorded instance occurred 1/28/2013 06:04:20 PM GMT-6. Primary locations impacted were Hong Kong, China; Montreal, Canada; Amsterdam, Netherlands; and London, UK.

The below instance indicates we could not resolve the client website due to these timeout errors.

Answer received from:  [client IP address] (UDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET)
Id:  0
Start Time:  01/28/2013 18:06:04
Duration:  5077
Status:  Error
Error Description:  DNS error: 1002 Receive timeout.

Answer received from:  [client IP address] (UDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET)
Id:  0
Start Time:  01/28/2013 18:06:04
Duration:  5077
Status:  Error
Error Description:  DNS error: 1002 Receive timeout.

UltraDNS DNS Outage

DNS Error | 12007 | The host name ‘[client URL]’ could not be resolved.


UltraDNS Outage
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UltraDNS is a managed DNS service owned by Neustar. They handle over 14 billion DNS queries daily.

For additional information, see our detailed Wiki article on DNS errors.

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