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NC033: Incident with primary nameserver resolved

15 November 2019 03:10:35 +0000

Following an operating system update that was applied at 00:37 UTC on 15 November the primary nameserver failed to restart. This was noticed immediately upon completion of the update, and we started troubleshooting.

After extensive research on the likely cause and resolution of the problem we determined that the quickest way to get the nameserver back online was to roll back the update and restore from a back-up. There were some issues with this, however, that necessitated implementing a back-up plan for company email in order for us to gain access to our account at the data centre where the nameserver is hosted. Once this was accomplished the restore was initiated.

The nameserver was back online at 02:28 UTC.

During the time the server was down domain information would have been cached by DNS resolvers that already had a cached copy of the DNS information for your domain. However, it is possible that some incoming email may have been delayed or possibly bounced, or people trying to browse your website would not have been able to see it. For this we apologise.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact NinerNet support. Thank-you for your patience.

Decommissioning of old nameserver

19 October 2019 01:41:05 +0000

We are in the process of decommissioning server NC020. Among other functions, this server is also the machine on which nameserver ns3.niner.net is hosted. Not many clients’ domains are using ns3.niner.net, and of those that are most are registered with and therefore under the control of NinerNet. For this reason we can implement this change without bothering most clients.

However, if you have chosen to register your domain with another domain registrar and we don’t have access to your domain registration, we need to ask you to remove ns3.niner.net from the list of nameservers that are authoritative for your domain. If that is the case we will contact you via email, and point you to this notice to confirm the legitimacy of our request.

This change will not have any effect on your domain and how it, its website and email work. In fact, leaving ns3.niner.net in the list of nameservers authoritative for your domain will cause a slight decrease in performance, which is why we are asking you to remove it.

If you have any questions about this please reply to the email you will receive, or contact NinerNet support. Thank-you.

NC033: Maintenance complete

11 June 2018 00:45:06 +0000

Server NC033 is back online. It was down between 00:37 and 00:43 UTC.

NC033: Maintenance

11 June 2018 00:35:57 +0000

Server NC033 (the primary nameserver) is going down for maintenance in a few minutes for maintenance related to solving the mail server migration issue.

NC018: Move of nameserver complete

11 September 2017 16:26:25 +0000

The move of NinerNet‘s primary nameserver to a new machine (NC033) has been completed, and our testing over the weekend shows that the new DNS information has propagated to the rest of the Internet.

The new nameserver has its own control panel, but we have not set up all client accounts on it yet. When that task is complete we will be sending you an email with your log-in information, and instructions for using the new control panel. If you have a need to manage your domain’s DNS and have not received that email yet, please contact support and we will assist you.

Thank-you for your patience during our recent migrations.

DNS issue at server NC018 data centre

16 November 2011 07:53:49 +0000

At approximately 04:24 UTC on 16 November, the data centre where server NC018 is located apparently experienced some issues with their DNS servers. At the moment we’ve only had one report from automated systems of a brief issue with SMTP on the server, but this was quickly cleared. There have been no further reports, and we’ve received no reports from clients related to this issue.

Update for domains still using the virgodesign.ca nameservers

17 July 2010 22:11:15 +0000

We’ve contacted all clients still using the virgodesign.ca nameservers. While all domains still using these old nameservers are working again, it is imperative that, if your domain is not using ns1.niner.net and ns2.niner.net, you update your domain through your domain registrar to use these nameservers.

Please contact support if you need help with this. Thank-you.

Situation with former VirgoDesign.ca domains partially resolved

17 July 2010 19:59:32 +0000

We’ve found and fixed the cause of the problem with the domains that are still using the ns1.virgodesign.ca and ns2.virgodesign.ca nameservers. However, due to DNS caching, most of these domains will still be down to most people who have tried to load them in the last 24 hours or so. We’re continuing to work on this and will post more here within the next two hours.

Some former VirgoDesign.ca domains down

17 July 2010 19:13:23 +0000

Domains formerly hosted by VirgoDesign.ca who had not changed their nameservers in response to our email of about six weeks ago are down at this moment. We’re looking into the cause and will report back here within the hour.

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Systems at a Glance:


Loc.SystemStatusPing
Server NC020, Chicago, United States of America (Web server), INTERNAL.NC020InternalUp?
Server NC023, London, United Kingdom (Relay server), OPERATIONAL.NC023OperationalUp?
Server NC028, Vancouver, Canada (Monitoring server), INTERNAL.NC028InternalUp?
Server NC031, New York, United States of America (Web server), INTERNAL.NC031InternalUp?
Server NC033, Toronto, Canada (Primary nameserver), OPERATIONAL.NC033OperationalUp?
Server NC034, Lusaka, Zambia (Phone server), INTERNAL.NC034InternalUp?
Server NC035, Sydney, Australia (Secondary nameserver), OPERATIONAL.NC035OperationalUp?
Server NC036, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Mail server), OPERATIONAL.NC036OperationalUp?
Server NC037, Seattle, United States of America (Mail server, secondary mail server), OPERATIONAL.NC037OperationalUp?
Server NC040, Toronto, Canada (Web server), INTERNAL.NC040InternalUp?
Server NC041, New York, United States of America (Web server), OPERATIONAL.NC041OperationalUp?
Server NC042, Seattle, United States of America (Status website), OPERATIONAL.NC042OperationalUp?

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