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Register.com Victimized by DDoS Attack

Register.com is having a rough week. The popular domain registrar and website hosting company has been having coughing fits for a few days. Service has been intermittent, with some users complaining of outages on the company’s web servers as well as its e-mail and data storage services.

Turns out the problem was the result of a DDoS attack.

Today, this e-mail was sent out, and the company posted the same note on its website:

For the past three days Register.com has been experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – an intentionally malicious flooding of our systems from various points across the internet. We know the disruption of business this has caused our customers is unacceptable, and we are working round the clock to combat it. (For more information about DDoS attacks, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack.)

While we are still under attack, our counter-measures are currently minimizing the disruption to your services. We are using all available means to halt this criminal attack on our business and our customers’ business.

We are committed to updating you in as timely manner as possible, please continue to check back here for additional updates or go to www.twitter.com/Register_com.

Thank you for your patience.