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January 15, 2005

Email. Panix, our longtime ISP for email, appears to be undergoing some kind of problem with its domain name—possibly a hijacking of the panix.com name, possibly just a massive screwup in the domain-name registration system.

As a result, mail sent to our familiar panix addresses may not reach us. For now, please use patricknh at gmail-dot-com and teresanh at gmail-dot-com respectively.

UPDATE, 18 January: More or less fixed; you can go back to using pnh@panix.com now.

Reasonably decent New York Times article on the hijacking here. [09:04 AM]

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JamesG ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 10:44 AM:

I wonder if this situation has them in a... panic. I know, groan, but it had to be said! :)

Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 11:10 AM:

Naturally of course, I read this less than 60 seconds after having sent Teresa email. Sigh. Tell her to look at Kieran's latest post on Crooked Timber for amazing religious tat.


Anticorium ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 11:52 AM:

JamesG, that's no worse than when one of their staffers once told me they were considering a companion to panix.chat, their internal newsgroup.

It would, of course, be panix.chien.

Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 12:24 PM:

That would be why my email and David's email has been so light this morning. (David's is also affected by the electrical work at the Flatiron Building.)

JamesG ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 12:33 PM:

It would, of course, be panix.chien.

That's awesome.

Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 05:38 PM:

As it happens, Livejournal is also out of commission today, having suffered a power loss at their data center last night, plus complications.

Beth Meacham ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2005, 09:37 PM:

And Live Journal being down means that I can't easily tell the majority of people I correspond with that my panix address is not working properly.

Ray Radlein ::: (view all by) ::: January 16, 2005, 04:42 AM:

Slashdot is reporting that the panix.com domain has been hijacked and the DNS and registrar level, and all incoming e-mail is being redirected to somewhere in Canada. The registrar (in Australia) which seems to have stolen panix.com is closed for the weekend.

Epacris ::: (view all by) ::: January 16, 2005, 10:14 AM:

It appears that the Australian group seemingly involved is MelbourneIT -- tho' people have also been tracking back to places registered as co.uk, a Canadian telecom, and a firm in Delaware, just like that nice American citizen, Mr Murdoch's, News Corporation moved to. Seven more hours until 9am Monday here, too. Time for a nice batch of outrage to build up.
A long (1989), somewhat sorry, history behind that place; the joys of privatizing 'n' all that. This will just add to their history of difficulties.

Epacris ::: (view all by) ::: January 25, 2005, 01:41 AM:

A local newspaper story on your recent ISP transfer troubles. (No, they couldn't resist the panix pun either. Did the name come from something like Public Access Network ... ix?)
Merry chase but no need to Panix
The hijacking of a domain name led to some swift phone calls across the world, writes Sam Varghese.