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What happened?A Domain Name System (DNS) server that translates domain names (web addresses) into Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses) experienced an issue.
Who was affected?Some users sending email to a ualberta.ca email address or receiving mail at a ualberta.ca email address, as well as users visiting a ualberta.ca website may be been affected by this outage.
What was the impact?The affected users were not able to send or receive email using a ualberta.ca email address or visit a ualberta.ca website.
What was timeline of the incident?Start: 2013/04/12 07:55 – Users reported a problem with accessing a website on the ualberta.ca domain.2013/04/12 08:00 – IT support analysts began working on the issue.2013/04/12 10:15 – IT support implemented a solution to the issue.2013/04/12 14:55 – Users began reporting that they are able to send and receive emails and access websites on the ualberta.ca domain.End: 2013/04/15 08:30 - DNS records have been corrected and are being propagated to the internet.
This outage information is based on the information available to AICT at the time this alert was drafted. More information about this outage can be found at www.aict.ualberta.ca or by contacting the AICT Help Desk at 780-492-9400 and will be added as it becomes available.