We are experiencing some page load issues today. If you have had any problems with ThinkAthiest.com please let us know below or email me directly Dan@ithinkatheist.com

Our tech team is working on the problem at this very moment.

Update: The issue is on our registrar's end, unfortunately there is nothing we can do at this point. they are working on it and it should be back to normal soon.

"We're experiencing a DDoS attack on our DNSv2 system at the moment - this means that any domains that are using DNSv2 or FreeDNS nameservers may experience intermittent availability issues.We are currently in the process of mitigating the attack and are working hard to ensure a quick resolution. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused. "

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I cannot load it as normal. If I Google "Think Atheist" and click on "Discussions" I get in. Looks like a DNS record is missing.

Our registrar is undergoing a DDoS attack. Not much we can do as its not under our control. They have assured us they are working on it

I've had problems with slow DNS resolves on ThinkAtheist before. (I think I mentioned this to you Dan at one point some months back.) It's probably a targeted DNS Amp attack so switching DNS servers until you find one that uses result caching and other mitigation techniques might get around the mess until it's over.

After some experimenting with different public DNS servers, I had the best luck with Google public DNS, which uses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. If anyone has a mind to try changing DNS servers here are some good instructions. Be sure to jot down your old settings first, just in case.

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gallup@sagan:~$ host -v -t ns thinkatheist.com
Trying "thinkatheist.com"
;; ->>HEADER- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 42232
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;thinkatheist.com.        IN    NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
thinkatheist.com.    1800    IN    NS    dns1.registrar-servers.com.
thinkatheist.com.    1800    IN    NS    dns3.registrar-servers.com.
thinkatheist.com.    1800    IN    NS    dns2.registrar-servers.com.
thinkatheist.com.    1800    IN    NS    dns4.registrar-servers.com.
thinkatheist.com.    1800    IN    NS    dns5.registrar-servers.com.

Received 147 bytes from 127.0.0.1#53 in 134 ms
gallup@sagan:~$ host -v thinkatheist.com
Trying "thinkatheist.com"
;; ->>HEADER- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 56936
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;thinkatheist.com.        IN    A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
thinkatheist.com.    552    IN    A    208.82.16.68

Received 50 bytes from 127.0.0.1#53 in 0 ms
Trying "thinkatheist.com"
;; ->>HEADER- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 28520
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;thinkatheist.com.        IN    AAAA

Received 34 bytes from 127.0.0.1#53 in 2 ms
Trying "thinkatheist.com"
;; ->>HEADER- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 58596
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;thinkatheist.com.        IN    MX

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
thinkatheist.com.    3601    IN    SOA    dns1.registrar-servers.com. hostmaster.registrar-servers.com. 2012011200 10001 1801 604801 3601

Received 104 bytes from 127.0.0.1#53 in 94 ms
gallup@sagan:~$

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