View Full Version : Distribute IT

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

23-06-2011, 02:17 PM

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.

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

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.