OT: www.Amazon.com down?

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Fri Jun 6 14:30:04 CDT 2008


Adam Fields wrote:

> This is rather suspicious (and confirmed by three other people):
> 
> ------------------------------------------------
> $ whois amazon.com
> 
> AMAZON.COM.ZZZZZ.GET.LAID.AT.WWW.SWINGINGCOMMUNITY.COM
> AMAZON.COM.MORE.INFO.AT.WWW.BEYONDWHOIS.COM
> AMAZON.COM.IS.N0T.AS.1337.AS.WWW.GULLI.COM
> AMAZON.COM
> ------------------------------------------------
> 
> whois for yahoo.com and google.com yield similar results.
> 
> I expect this means that DNS has been compromised somewhere.

No compromise, just people getting cute by registering host records. 
Microsoft.com is a mild example...

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