What in the world is wrong with Network Solutions?

I've posted a few notes on Network Solutions the past week or so, after a reader sent me an email saying that the resolvers he was given on a cut sheet were returning invalid answers. In the wake of the DNS bug, I speculated that these servers may have fallen prey to an attack. Not so, says Network Solutions -- they configured them to return invalid results, violating the RFC. Since then, several comments on tho

I've posted a few notes on Network Solutions the past week or so, after a reader sent me an email saying that the resolvers he was given on a cut sheet were returning invalid answers. In the wake of the DNS bug, I speculated that these servers may have fallen prey to an attack. Not so, says Network Solutions -- they configured them to return invalid results, violating the RFC.

Since then, several comments on those posts, and even more emails sent to me from around the globe have stated that suddenly, they cannot access Network Solutions' site. These notes have come in from the UK and Australia, and even elicited a response in a comment on this blog stating that "I apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing. Our engineering team is aware of the issue and they're working diligently to resolve it. Please note that this issue is not affecting customers' access to their e-mail or impacting the web hosting servers."

Yet these emails and comments continue to come in. Maybe their DNS servers are misconfigured.

If anyone else is having problems, let me know -- comment below or drop me a line.

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