Moniker experienced an unscheduled three hour downtime earlier today, something that raised the ire of its customers. It is now back up.
A few days ago, GoDaddy was down for the better part of the day, keeping a large number of customers offline.
When it comes to downtime, there are systems that even a few minutes or seconds even, can be life-threatening. Imagine a medical online system that cannot reach patients’ records or enable doctors to perform operations.
With domain registrars, however, things are not as crucial.
Most web sites receive a small to average number of hits, and an unexpected downtime is not really that much catastrophic, as long as the downtime does not repeat often. Being unable to log into one’s registrar panel for minutes or longer can be frustrating, but is it really unavoidable?
It is imperative that domain registrars perform scheduled downtime, to examine or take offline hardware that is not performing per specs, such as routers and servers.
Scheduled maintenance is the solution to any unexpected downtime that can otherwise cost a business money and can lead to customer loss.