This morning, I noticed that some of my domain name for sale landing pages were not resolving. My corporate website was online, so I assumed it was an issue at Enom because I use Enom’s nameservers to forward the domain names to their respective listings on my website.
I did a bit of investigating, and I saw that The Register had published an article about a DNS outage at Enom earlier this morning. I reached out to a couple of contacts at Enom and its Rightside parent company to get an update on the outage, and they provided an official statement:
“We experienced a DNS outage this morning that affected some of our customers. We have resolved this issue and are investigating the cause and ways, if possible, to avoid this happening in the future.“
According to Mark Gross, Director of Corporate Communications at Rightside, “the outage appears to have affected about a third of the eNom customer base.”
I can confirm that my domain names are now resolving as they should, and I hope others that were impacted by the outage are no longer impacted by this.