Domain Registrar Joker Hit by DDoS

Domain registrar 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.

" 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 itself, and also domains which make use of 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

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 27th March 2006 12:12AM