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Tips: Is Everyone down, or is it just me?

Quite frequently on the chat list, we get an email sent to it that asks the proverbial question “Is XXXXX.com down, or is it just me?”. Well, now there’s a web site that lets you ask the same question:

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Type in a domain name, and the site will let you know is the site is down for everyone, or if it’s just you. If it winds up being just you, grab a staff member on chat, or email support with your IP address so that we can check our firewall and see if you set it off and got yourself blocked, which is usually the most likely scenario when it winds up being “just you”. Don’t know how to figure out what your IP address is?

http://whatismyip.com/

will tell you your IP address – we need your computer’s IP when those things happen, not the IP of your web site. We already know the IP of your web site. 🙂

  • Jodi Lee

    That is so cool – thanks Jen!

  • Jodi Lee

    That is so cool – thanks Jen!

  • I discovered, in trying to find out whether BugMeNot was down (or it was just me), that it actually does matter if you omit the “www”.

    bugmenot.com is not down (it’s just me). It redirects to http://www.bugmenot.com, which IS down (it’s not just me!).

  • I discovered, in trying to find out whether BugMeNot was down (or it was just me), that it actually does matter if you omit the “www”.

    bugmenot.com is not down (it’s just me). It redirects to http://www.bugmenot.com, which IS down (it’s not just me!).

  • John

    There’s also http://www.checksite.us, that has a shorter URL and lets you even check entire URL’s with actual page filenames and not just the domain names.

    @Nicole: That problem happened to me too. I see now they have corrected it through, bugmenot.com takes me to http://www.bugmenot.com.

  • John

    There’s also http://www.checksite.us, that has a shorter URL and lets you even check entire URL’s with actual page filenames and not just the domain names.

    @Nicole: That problem happened to me too. I see now they have corrected it through, bugmenot.com takes me to http://www.bugmenot.com.