DNS issues on free hosting: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
Right now, it seems like there is an issue with the nameservers of free hosting. This appears to have started some time on the 13th of January, seemingly around 19:00 UTC.
Which components are affected by this issue
All websites that use our nameservers are affected by this issue. This includes all free subdomains and all custom domains that do not use external nameservers (like Cloudflare).
Some of our own systems, like the control panel, are affected by this issue as well.
What issues may you see
You will see some error indicating a DNS issue. In Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers, this error is shown as
When will this issue be resolved
We are doing our best to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough details to tell how soon that will be.
Upgrades are being performed on the nameservers that should solve these issues.
What can you do to fix this
At this time, our recommendation is to wait for the system upgrade to complete and this issue to be fixed.
If you insist on doing something right now, and if you have a custom domain, you can switch your domain name to other nameservers, such as the ones provided by your domain registrar or from a separate provider like Cloudflare.
We are aware of the issue and are doing our best to get this resolved as soon as possible.
I completely understand that this may cause confusion and you will have additional questions. I am happy to provide any information I have to help you.
However, to keep the contents of this topic clean, clear and concise, I ask that you carefully read the Outage Communication Rules before posting.
In a nutshell:
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