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Here's a funny one. Yesterday, we received a stack of emails from readers who swore blind that Barclays' Web site had disappeared.

"Nah," we said, "nuffin' rong dis end." Barclays PR bunnies also told us that they were unwaware of any problems.

Anyhow, it seems there was an incident. Cue this statement from Nominet.

"Nominet has confirmed that a small number of .co.uk domain names were temporarily off-line on Thursday. This was as a result of an ISP doing some housekeeping, which unfortunately generated some errors.

"As soon as it became aware of the situation, Nominet took immediate steps to help the ISP get the affected web sites up and running as soon as possible in order to minimise downtime and disruption.

"Nominet has been working very closely with the ISP concerned to resolve the situation," it said.

And the ISP?

Here's a brief message from WorldCom.

"On the 23 January 2003, WorldCom identified a customer DNS issue. WorldCom engineers have been working with the Global Domain Name Registrar to correct the problem and restore service as soon as possible. For many customers service has been restored and the WorldCom engineering team is working to restore service to those customers still affected."

WorldCom won't say which customers were affected, but when we asked about Barclays, admitted that this was one that was hit by the incident.

There you go. Mystery solved. ®

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