• news.earthlink.com not resolvable

    From Marco Moock@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 21 19:58:57 2024
    Hello!

    I can't resolve news.earthlink.com, but I see posts originating from
    there.
    Did they mess up with the DNS or just want to discontinue service?

    --
    kind regards
    Marco

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  • From Ivo Gandolfo@21:1/5 to Marco Moock on Sun Jan 21 20:27:51 2024
    On 21/01/2024 19:58, Marco Moock wrote:
    Hello!

    I can't resolve news.earthlink.com, but I see posts originating from
    there.
    Did they mess up with the DNS or just want to discontinue service?


    ivo@paganini:/$ dig a news.earthlink.com

    ; <<>> DiG 9.18.18-0ubuntu0.22.04.1-Ubuntu <<>> a news.earthlink.com
    ;; global options: +cmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 52167
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 1

    ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
    ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 1232
    ; COOKIE: 5dd4ff97e44af7230100000065ad6f5c2a3a9c57ca64adc7 (good)
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;news.earthlink.com. IN A

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    earthlink.com. 1800 IN SOA carl.ns.cloudflare.com. dns.cloudflare.com. 2331159753 10000 2400 604800 1800


    NXDOMAIN as response, I think he don't have pay the renew of cloudflare,
    and CF have closed their services... Or moved to .net domains?


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    Ivo Gandolfo

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  • From Marco Moock@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 21 21:10:17 2024
    Am 21.01.2024 um 20:27:51 Uhr schrieb Ivo Gandolfo:

    NXDOMAIN as response, I think he don't have pay the renew of
    cloudflare, and CF have closed their services...

    earthlink.com resolves, so I don't think this is the case.

    Or moved to .net domains?

    Nope, doesn't seem so.

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  • From D@21:1/5 to Marco Moock on Sun Jan 21 22:31:21 2024
    On Sun, 21 Jan 2024 21:10:17 +0100, Marco Moock <mm+usenet-es@dorfdsl.de> wrote:
    Am 21.01.2024 um 20:27:51 Uhr schrieb Ivo Gandolfo:
    NXDOMAIN as response, I think he don't have pay the renew of
    cloudflare, and CF have closed their services...

    earthlink.com resolves, so I don't think this is the case.

    Or moved to .net domains?

    Nope, doesn't seem so.

    just curious . . .

    (https://www.earthlink.com/) resolves to . . .
    https://www.earthlink.net/
    https://www.earthlink.net/about-us/

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=earthlink+usenet
    ...
    https://www.newsgroupreviews.com/earthlink-newsgroups.html
    Earthlink Newsgroups
    Web site:
    http://www.earthlink.com
    Servers:
    nntp.earthlink.net
    news.east.earthlink.net
    news.west.earthlink.net
    Note: in general those east of the Mississippi river use news.west.earthlink.net
    and those east use news.east.earthlink.net
    [end quote]

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  • From David Ritz@21:1/5 to Marco Moock on Sun Jan 21 15:25:20 2024
    On Sunday, 21 January 2024 19:58 +0100,
    in article <uojphi$aj8m$2@dont-email.me>,
    Marco Moock <mm+usenet-es@dorfdsl.de> wrote:

    Hello!

    I can't resolve news.earthlink.com, but I see posts originating from
    there.

    Earthlink has not operated its own NNTP servers in many years. They
    were outsourcing these services to Supernews (Giganews).

    Did they mess up with the DNS or just want to discontinue service?

    news.earthlink.net and nntp.earthlink.net were aliased to earthlink.us.supernews.com.

    earthlink.us.supernews.com has address 69.80.103.36
    earthlink.us.supernews.com has address 69.80.103.37
    earthlink.us.supernews.com has address 69.80.103.38
    earthlink.us.supernews.com has address 69.80.103.39

    These still work, although my conversations with Earthlink support
    suggest that Earthlink is not interested in continuing NNTP services
    for their user-base. They're likely unaware that the access is still operative, as removing the aliases would seem sufficient to dissuade
    most users.

    --
    David Ritz <dritz@mindspring.com>
    Be kind to animals; kiss a shark.

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  • From Marco Moock@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jan 22 09:08:00 2024
    Am 21.01.2024 um 22:31:21 Uhr schrieb D:

    just curious . . .

    (https://www.earthlink.com/) resolves to . . .
    https://www.earthlink.net/
    https://www.earthlink.net/about-us/

    That looks like earthlink doesn't exist under that name anymore.

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