Friday, June 02, 2006

Digg Down?

This morning I logged on to my computer at work with its two 17 inch monitors and clicked on the live bookmark for, expecting so see all the top stories at the moment. What I found was the notice of "Live Bookmark Loading".

"Hmmmm, that's interesting," I said to myself. Soooo, then I tried to load the webpage itself. No dice. "What's going on here?" (I said to myself once again.)

So off I went to the blog of Digg to see if Kevin Rose had posted any news. Low and behold, I was met with zip, zilch, zero.

So, then I decided to ping the site and see if I even got a response. You can do it too if you like. Just hit START in windows, then type "ping" and then the IP address you are pinging. A ping will tell you how much time it takes for one packet of information to be sent and bounce back. Here's what I got when I pinged (
Ping #1: * [No response]
Ping #2: * [No response]
Ping #3: * [No response]
Ping #4: * [No response]

That's not a good sign, no, not at all. I did find out
some interesting information

regarding's IP address though. Here it is verbatim

IP address:
Reverse DNS:
Reverse DNS authenticity: [Unknown]
ASN: 14833
IP range connectivity: 1
Registrar (per ASN): ARIN
Country (per IP registrar): US [United States]
Country Currency: USD [United States Dollars]
Country IP Range: to
Country fraud profile: Normal
City (per outside source): Santa Monica, California
Private (internal) IP? No
IP address registrar:
Known Proxy? No
Link for WHOIS:

So, no Digg for anyone this morning.
I'll keep you posted when something changes.

1 comment:

BP said...

That is interesting. Okay this is a really stupid question, but please remember you are dealing with a tech. moron. How do you find a website's IP address so you can ping them? And what information are you getting exactly when you ping?

Also, notice you hitting my blog through the tracker. Matt, I swear I didn't intend for this thing to go on and on. It's taken on a life of it's own. There is a point, and I hope you'll stick around for the this rate...should be about the time your oldest child starts college. I know I'm probably boring you to tears.