Our Bad, DNS Misconfiguration Caused ProPakistani to Redirect to an Unknown URL

First thing first, it was my mistake, and I accept it – I shouldn’t had played with core DNS settings of our server, but it happened and ProPakistani.PK started redirecting to www.techlighter.com (an unknown blog for you – which is being operated by one of our writers).

No, we were not hacked.

Our Primary IP for base URL is 173.199.131.188, which somehow (by mistake obviously) got altered to 173.199.131.189 – and all this started happening.

We had reverted back to the original IP as soon as it was changed, but that was too late.

While we apologize for the inconvenience, we are trying hard to speed up the process of getting back live. Thanks for all those emails, DMs, SMSes, calls – this truly made us realize how badly you missed us.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Today morning when i opened your website its redirecting to the url mentioned by you. But its ok now. dns alteration need carefully attention else always create problem.

  • Ptcl Ki cache kasay dell karay site Abi yaw redirect Ho rai hai Lakin jab proxy lagta Hn to sahi open hoti hai

  • Dear Aamir,

    Its me Rehan (Islamic-Waves.com) :)

    Dear i need to send you the mail but the mail is returning with the error below:
    ————————————————-
    Received: by 10.151.116.15 with SMTP id t15mr2437552ybm.143.1306532524252;
    Fri, 27 May 2011 14:42:04 -0700 (PDT)
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Received: by 10.150.229.5 with HTTP; Fri, 27 May 2011 14:41:44 -0700 (PDT)
    In-Reply-To:
    References:

    From: “[email protected]

    Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 02:41:44 +0500
    Message-ID:

    Subject: Payment Sent
    To: aamir attaa

    Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=001e680f17e8fedf5504a448ce27

  • DNS changes take almost 24 hours to propagate. :) So there should still be people who are facing trouble while trying to access the website.

  • chalo acha hai meray ilawa bhi koi hai jo apni ghalati kabool karta hai,

    that is the spirit which i want in every pakistani.

    God accept my Apologise and bless our nation.

    Ameen

  • Aamir Aata = Neem Hakeem, Khatra-e-Blog.
    (Seems like Mobilink-Djuice incident wasn’t enough to convince you of your incompetency)

  • lagta hai ap log us webside ki publishcity kerhe ho bar bar aisa ker k ajj bhi yeah problem ayeah hai

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