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Somethingawful.com - the best place to go for something awful - is recovering from Domain Name Server problems yesterday that left the site unaccessible for many users.

Its forum included six pages of annoyed users who struggled to get onto the site. It appears the problem was caused by changes to a DNS server at Network Solutions.

According to one of the site's administrators, someone got access to its domain name record on Network Solutions' nameservers.

A message from Generic Admin said:

We're still trying to find out exactly what happened. The nameservers on our domain record were reset to the Network Solutions nameservers. I called NS support, and they said that someone had logged in the NS domain manager and clicked on "manage DNS" or something, and that reset it. There are only two people with the network solutions login, and neither of us have logged in or made any change.

Network Solutions is investigating how the mistake happened.

If you still can't get onto the site there is a workaround here, or the relevant forum is here.

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