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Glitch shuts down German internet

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A major technical glitch shut down a wide swath of the German internet on Wednesday, leaving many websites with .de domains unavailable.

 

DENIC, the organisation that manages the top-level country domain for Germany said the problem started around 1:30 pm and the cause was still unclear.

 

"Colleagues are feverishly working on a solution," a DENIC spokeswoman told public broadcaster ARD.

 

ARD's website reported the glitch primarily affected internet domains starting with the letters 'E' through 'O,' however, www.thelocal.de was also temporarily unavailable in parts of Germany on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Potentially more annoying for many internet users is the impact the glitch has had on email addresses with German domain names. Many emails to .de domains were being returned as undeliverable on Wednesday.

 

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Thank goodness it didn't get as far as the 'S's or we wouldn't know what to do with our hands this afternoon.

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Thelocal.de was also temporarily unavailable in parts of Germany on Wednesday afternoon.

Everyone who noticed please raise your hand and shout "I".

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[adminmerge][/adminmerge]

 

Millions of .de Domains Unreachable For Hours

 

 

Due to an error on behalf of DENIC, the German DNS registrar for second-level .de domains, millions of .de domains fell over the edge (auf Deutsch) of the Internet today. The cause of this GAU (GröYter anzunehmender Unfall = maximum credible accident) is still unknown, as DENIC officials haven't answered any questions from journalists at the time of writing."

 

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