This could prove to be quite embarrassing.
It looks like IEDR have allowed the nameservers for the domain google.ie to be updated to point to a 3rd party and away from Google. Effectively this means that google.ie and any services that rely on it are currently not working.
Here’s the current whois record for Google.ie. Note the rather odd nameservers:
% Rights restricted by copyright; http://iedr.ie/index.php/mnudomregs/mnudnssearch/96
% Do not remove this notice
descr: Google, Inc
descr: Body Corporate (Ltd,PLC,Company)
descr: Registered Trade Mark Name
person: Kulpreet Rana
person: eMarkmonitor Inc
At the moment, for example, if you are an Irish internet user attempting to access Google the search engine will try to automatically push you to the .ie domain. However that is no longer online or reachable.
You can force your browser to go to the .com, but some Windows users I’ve spoken to have reported issues.
So who is at fault here?
IEDR? Google or Mark Monitor?
- IEDR Suffers Major Outage (internetnews.me)
- IEDR Data Dump (internetnews.me)
- IEDR To Go Offline Again This Evening (internetnews.me)
- Google.ie and Yahoo.ie unavailable after “unauthorised change” to nameservers (sociable.co)