Is Google Down?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by emw, May 7, 2005.

  1. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Anyone else having problems getting to Google? I can get everywhere else I've tried, but with Google I get:

    Am I alone?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Thank GOD it's not just me, was a little worried :eek:

    Now, how the hell can Google go down?? :eek:

    edit: yup, back.
     
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    it's alive again...the apocolypse is not here yet
     
  6. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Hmm. Must have been temporary. It seems to be back up again :confused:

    I even waited awhile to post it... ah, well. Apparently nothing to see here. Wonder what caused it?
     
  7. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Uh-oh

    I am getting

    "DNS lookup error

    DNS lookup error"

    I think that Google is down again...
     
  8. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Too many lurkers.

    Have run a couple of searches. Seems to be A-OK to me...

    Disconcerting... can't imagine using another search engine.
     
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  11. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    Both Google and Gmail are down here. Noticed it a few mins ago when I tried to check my e-mail. Thought it was just my parent's computer being dumb. Oh well, hopefully no big problems but being down at 7pm on a Sat. seems a little weird.
     
  12. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Google is back up now. This is kinda scary. Can't think of what I would do without it...
     
  13. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Wierd. It's up for me, so I wonder if it's not Google specifically, but something to do with DNS servers... but why only Google, unless they've changed IP addresses and it's taking awhile to propagate.
     
  14. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Seems .com is still down. This is really scary. I'm doing some research for a project now and have to resort to yahoo or altavista. I never realized how much they suck before.
     
  15. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    i cannot access Gmail.

    different browsers, repairing conection, and restarts and still no dice.

    hmm

    :(
     
  16. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I also noticed that it wasnt working for me but I didn't want to post because I though that it was just me.

    I mean, google being down?

    I don't think I would be able to live without google for 24 hours. I use it for EVERYTHING.
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Google.com has been doing that for MONTHS for me (going to .co.uk), thought it was something they'd put in place :confused:
     
  18. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yeah, just noticed gmail is down. I'm betting something changed on their end and it has to filter out to everyone's DNS servers.

    For those of you that can't get to Google, try http://216.239.57.104
     
  19. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Yes is has for ages but you can change it to .com,unfortunately I've forgotten the address.

    Is back for me now also.
     
  20. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Gmail has been down a while - but I haven't had any trouble getting to Google.

    I don't know that it's Google's issue though. Looks like DNS - could be a simple mistake at Google's end, could be an attack on DNS in general or a poisoning attempt... could be almost anything. :D
     
  21. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  22. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Yeah that's like.. never happened. Glad I missed it. Is Google ALLOWED to go down?
     
  23. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Who cares?

    As long as we've got Mroogle... *goes to link but that's not working either.*
     
  24. emw thread starter macrumors G4

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    I'd rather lose Google than MacRumors! I can always use Yahoo!, but don't force me to go to a different forum!
     

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