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In one of life's more astonishing pieces of bad luck, the web site of the Internet-oriented Marbles credit card vanished today, just as The Register's new Marbles card and Internet login details arrived.

The Marbles card is pitched as being Internet-friendly, in that it allows you to look at your account online and it includes Internet delivery insurance, but in the absence of www.marbles.com these advantages tend to look rather more like disadvantages.

The Register's DNS techies tell us that marbles.com's DNS servers are currently denying all knowledge of marbles.com, in which case the problem would seem to stem from a configuration error. The domain's whois lookup records a change yesterday, which might tally with a disappearance today. We at The Register know the sound of propagation creeping up on you only too well.

Marbles has yet to get back to us with an explanation of what happened and an ETA for resumption of normal service, but if they're on it now, we'd guess they ought to be back by tomorrow afternoon at the latest. ®

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