How Did Go Down For 30 Minutes After The iPhone 4S Announcement?*

*UPDATE: seems to be back up and running. According to Jesus Diaz at Gizmodo, was certainly not hacked and went down because of intense traffic. is down right now, not responding at all.

And it seems like people are assuming that it’s a traffic thing.

But some are suggesting it was a hack of somekind. seems to be working on Firefox and Safari, but not on Google’s Chrome browser.

This WhoIs lookup for is going around (via @s_m_I and @seldo). Our own attempts at a Whois lookup aren’t working so we can’t confirm.

Some are speculating the something else is wrong with and we’re receiving “WhoIS Spam.” Just look at these results from

Or perhaps Akamai web hosting is down. This Twitter user claims that “ fails with an Akamai IP address.” access denied
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