Domain Registrar Joker Hit by DDoS
Domain registrar Joker.com says its nameservers are under attack, causing outages for customers. More than 550,000 domains are registered with Joker, which is based in Germany. Any of those domains that use Joker's DNS servers are likely to be affected.
"Joker.com currently experiences massive distributed denial of service attacks against nameservers," the registrar says in an advisory on its home page. "This affects DNS resolution of Joker.com itself, and also domains which make use of Joker.com nameservers. We are very sorry for this issue, but we are working hard for a permanent solution."
Nameservers, which store the records that connect domain names with specific IP addresses, are attractive targets for hackers because they control the availability of large numbers of web sites. Netcraft: Domain Registrar Joker Hit by DDoS
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