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I had no idea what Linuxmint was so I tried your link and it didn't work. So I googled it and even Google's cache won't show it. Looks like it's been out for quite a while if Google can't even show a cached page for it.
It looks like this might be going on again. I haven't been able to get to the LinuxMint site for a couple of days, and mintUpdate on both my boxes (both running Daryna betas, although one is the XFCE CE) is at least minorly broken as a result.
Is anyone else seeing this same behavior? If do an nslookup on www.linuxmint.com, nslookup reports a SERVFAIL error.
I really like this distro, but stuff like this makes me a little squeamish...
* Looking for who is responsible for root zone and followed a.root-servers.net.
* Looking for who is responsible for com and followed c.gtld-servers.net.
* Looking for who is responsible for linuxmint.com and followed ns3.servage.net.
Nameservers for linuxmint.com:
* ns1.servage.net returned (NORECORDS)
* ns2.servage.net returned (NORECORDS)
* ns3.servage.net returned (NORECORDS)
* ns4.servage.net returned (NORECORDS)
The Mint website seems to be back up, hopefully will stay that way!
I wouldn't recommend that linuxmint.net website, it only has old (3.0 - "Cassandra") ISOs. Darnya's looking good, hopefully the RC will be out soon.
p.s. to answer your comment about what Mint is, hrp2171, it's not just a "green themed" version of Ubuntu. They've made some very nice additions (e.g. MintUpdate), and of course added the codecs, plugins etc.
As stated in the forum
linuxmint.com was unreachable during Saturday and part of Friday and Sunday. This seems to have something to do with nameservers and it also seems that it affected different parts of the world at different times. The server itself worked fine the whole time.
Linuxmint.de (with download pages), the IRC channel and the torrent tracker were not affected.
We don't know why we're back no more than why we disappeared, more than that is seems to be a nameserver problem.
This confirms what some have already found. We are however on our own server maintained in Germany by a member of the community.
This is not the case for nameservers of course.
We will definitely do something about the situation and we have planned to change registrar. That will take some time however due to contractual issues