July 17, 2013 9:15am – We are getting numerous calls from customers of Network Solutions, LLC. Apparently, they are experiencing a large outage that is affecting many customer web sites and services. Their main homepage is also unavailable, so many people looking for answers are coming across our page and contacting us. Please note that although we are an internet provider, Network Solutions, LLC is an entirely different company and we have no control over their systems. We will, however, try to provide updates here as we get them.
We see that they are posting updates via their Facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/networksolutions. As of this writing, there is some information about some accounts which had been compromised, but no mention of the large outage.
Update: 9:59am – According to their Facebook page: Network Solutions, LLC. is experiencing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack that is impacting our customers as well as the Network Solutions site. Our technology team is working to mitigate the situation. Please check back for updates.
Update 12:00pm – They seemed to have either mitigated the attack or the attack has been discontinued. Although there has been no update from Network Solutions, LLC. on their Facebook page, their home page is now available and we have stopped receiving calls from their customers, so we assume that all services have been returned to normal.