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# 205573 18-Nov-2016 09:39
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Hi All,




I'm having trouble getting to


Thought they might be down, but "down for everyone or just me" shows the website is up...


Google chrome gives me ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED


Ping give me "Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again."




I'm with Spark, and its not working on my fixed line broadband (VDSL) or mobile (4g).


It was working yesterday.




Is this a spark issue?


If so can someone there fix it?







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  # 1673631 18-Nov-2016 15:07
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Replying to my own thread, I've tried changing the DNS to googles and still cannot get to


So now I'm confused. Is it being blocked by spark?


Is it working for anyone else?

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  # 1673634 18-Nov-2016 15:09
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Strange not working here on spark also doesnt work on another server thats connected to a network in germany so they could be having DNS issues




also for some reason its giving an IPv6 IP only


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  # 1673641 18-Nov-2016 15:25
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It's behind CloudFlare. Lookup here.

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  # 1673705 18-Nov-2016 16:18
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Thanks people.


When I try to access the IP directly, it gives me a cloudflare error (cannot be accessed directly).

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  # 1673713 18-Nov-2016 16:31
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Working for me at work (We're our own AS but our connection is via 2 Degrees/Snap), and failing from my flat (Spark UFB)





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

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  # 1673721 18-Nov-2016 16:50
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Working for me on 2degrees but they aren't behind Cloudflare from what I see.



You might be right. The DNS record lookup gave results very much like CF.


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  # 1673723 18-Nov-2016 16:53
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Found their Facebook page, admitting they're having issues.


I think they're trying to mitigate a DDOS attack, and rapidly changing their IP/Server, plus god knows what else.

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  # 1674242 19-Nov-2016 17:14
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Had a play around with nslookup, works on OpenDNS but not Google or Spark:

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