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Ray
21-06-2011, 05:02 PM
Wow - have you seen what's happened to these guys?

http://www.distributeit.com.au/

Vee
21-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Why yes, yes I have <=\

I've had to get another domain name reseller account with another provider. I have my fingers crossed that their domain system comes back soon - I've got a bunch of clients I'm trying to shift.

patricktt
21-06-2011, 07:58 PM
so you lost a heap of websites and data? :-s

Vee
22-06-2011, 09:28 AM
I host elsewhere - it's just access to my domain portfolio that I don't have.

Franki
22-06-2011, 01:48 PM
ouch. Every hoster's worse nightmare.

heist
22-06-2011, 03:27 PM
i wonder if any hosting company actually has a "disaster recovery plan" that allows them to seamlessly recover from something like this

Vee
22-06-2011, 04:22 PM
i wonder if any hosting company actually has a "disaster recovery plan" that allows them to seamlessly recover from something like this

The attack was incredibly efficient in it's malice - they would have destroyed the backups before anybody knew what was going on.

I've been discussing more reliable backup methods with some other hosting providers and will be making some changes for myself in the near future.

It's been a wake up call for the web hosting industry.

Franki
22-06-2011, 05:53 PM
All good hosters uses/provide offsite backup or a backup system that's not so easily reachable. I'm suprised at D.IT's predicament (considering their size).

nuthin
23-06-2011, 09:54 AM
I doubt they will recover from this. They were highly regarded in the field on reselling domain names. Of course when your in the business of domains, cross promoting gets you alot of hosting customers.

Someone wanted them gone.

Vee
23-06-2011, 10:36 AM
D.IT is dead - http://www.auda.org.au/news-archive/auda-22062011/

Netregistry Group acquires Distribute.IT and Click 'n Go - http://www.netregistry.com.au/distributeit

There goes my Thursday.

nuthin
23-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Here comes the conspiracy theories.

Franki
23-06-2011, 02:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQe0v2nAb34

Vee
23-06-2011, 03:48 PM
Here comes the conspiracy theories.

I think the suggestions that it was a disgruntled employee are pretty reasonable if the purported efficiency of the attack turns out to be true.

Yaheed
23-06-2011, 04:15 PM
Yeah makes sense, Vee. They are in a world of hurt if they ever get caught.

Vee
24-06-2011, 11:49 AM
4 hours ago from the D.IT blog (http://distributeitsupport.blogspot.com/);

Support contact channels have been restored for customer correspondence as below, please contact the appropriate channel for a resolution on your query:

Domains (renewals, transfers, registry info, delegation): domains@distributeit.com.au
Accounts (billing, client data/lists, prepaid credit): accounts@distributeit.com.au
Support (tech support on hosting, email, dns, ssl, sms): support@distributeit.com.au
Reseller Support (API, VPS): resellersupport@distributeit.com.au

Please be aware there are delays in response due to the number of queries incoming and the size of the service uptime restoration ahead.