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    Unhappy Geocaching.com down?

    Is anyone else having problems connecting to Geocaching.com. I keep getting a DNS 'Cannot find Server' error. Don't know if its this end or elsewhere. But it seems to be the only site I'm having trouble with.

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    Me to and I'm on for three FTF this afternoon
    Ho hum!

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    The Forums are down too, and they are on a different server.....strange

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    yep

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    I'd guess at a power cut or something similar.

    Maybe they've forgotten to feed the Hamsters.

    Hope its only temporary - we're hoping to go to Morecambe tomorrow (That's living the high life!) and I've not got the details of the caches there yet.

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    Same here - got a DNS error !!
    Happy Caching

    Gazooks

    - Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.

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    Mr.Coffee and the Coffee Clan Guest

    Default [Check4SPAM] RE: URL Attempt

    gc.com is down in Australia and New Zealand as well. It appears to be world wide. I have sent a message via the iPhone tester group to see just how wide this is.
    Regards Mr.Coffee and the "withdrawl symptons" Coffee Clan.
    Melbourne, Australia
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    I think it more than a powercut at their site. The DNS record has gone. This means that when you type in the webaddress it doesn't know what IP Address to convert it too.
    Also googling geocaching.com and IP Address returns an IP Address that at some point was used by geocaching.com and that is timing-out and not loading. They may be moving servers or hosting companies.

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    Default All of Groundspeak is down

    Everything related to Groundspeak is down - geocaching.com, waymarking.com, whereigo.com, groundspeak.com, forums.geocaching.com... I would imagine they have some catastrophic failure somewhere on their hosting net.

    What concerns me is that, as it's July 4th tomorrow - which I believe is some small local holiday for those colonials across the pond - they may have radically reduced resources looking at the problem. :wacko:

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    On the other hand, I would imagine it would be a peak time for American geocachers to be out doing their thing? So the pressure must be on to ensure the site is back up to support them. (Or I suppose it could have been crashed by the number of users trying to access it? The GC forums were so slow last night that I gave up trying to access threads.

    Chris

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    Yup no access, just when I can skip out of work early [}]

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    Posted: 3 July 09 8:25 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
    Message from Groundspeak: We are currently experiencing technical problems. We are working hard to fix it. Please accept our apologies groundspeak.com

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    Talking

    At times like this, aren't you really glad that you keep your GSAK database of all the UK caches fully updated
    John
    Age and treachery will always triumph over youth and ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharisee View Post
    At times like this, aren't you really glad that you keep your GSAK database of all the UK caches fully updated
    I sometimes wonder why I have so many PQ's running for areas I seldom visit...now I know why!

    Hail GSAK!

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