An hour ago, one of our customers asked why they couldn’t get to Lycos.com to check their email. I checked www.lycos.com, lycos.com, and hotwired.com with OpenDNS CacheCheck, and confirmed that the nameservers at Lycos are timing out. I double-checked with a third-party site, DNSstuff: same results.

All five nameservers are timing out, right now:
ns1.hotwired.com
ns2.hotwired.com
ns3.hotwired.com
ns4.hotwired.com
ns5.hotwired.com

I’m pointing this glitch out as a proactive customer support measure for OpenDNS users. I expect this will be fixed rapidly, but it’s been 60 minutes already.

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