At 3:30 pm EST, easyDNS experienced a denial of service attack which is still underway, but has been mostly mitigated.
Between 3:30 & 4:30, our web-based interface and blog were unavailable, and some mail services were intermittently affected. While no mail is anticipated to have been lost, some delays in receipt and delivery are anticipated, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Web forwarding was also affected, and is still being affected through some providers. Specifically, we are blocking web-forwarding through Cogent until the issue is resolved. We are continuing to investigate.
Once again we apologize for any inconvenience
–Update July 26, 2pm EST : easyDNS is continuing to monitor and mitigate the attack. Clients still seeing effects on their web-forwarding due to null-routing by upstream providers are encouraged to use our alternate web-forwarders as detailed at https://easydns.com/2012/07/25/web-forwarding-during-recent-ddos-attacks/
–Update July 26, 7:20pm EST : The Denial of Service attack has now started hitting our alternate servers, resulting in null-routing by upstream providers, and causing issues with domains on the new servers. easyDNS engineers are working with upstream providers to resolve the situation, as well as looking at new strategies to prevent this sort of attack. We regret any inconvenience.