Well, these past few days, I've been having troubles getting to quite a number of sites. I swear it's beginning to feel like half the web is down. Quite a number of sites that I never had trouble with before, many of which are rather major places (eg, not some little unknown site with cheap servers, but the big ones that tend to have multiple backups) just can't be found. No DNS or anything. The thing is, I understand that could just be ISP issues or something, but, I've verified this by checking other nameservers not provided by my ISP. Even those places just can't find any records for these sites. Here's an example: http://www.farcry-thegame.com/ I was going to see if there were any new patches for it or anything like that, but no good. Currently unable to find any DNS records anywhere. While they were at it, http://www.farcry.ubi.com/ dissapeared too. In fact, http://www.ubi.com/ is gone. Well, there's always third party sites, but, this is a huge pain because 99% of the web links to other parts of the web. What I mean is that things like downloads are usually screwed up because everyone is too cheap to host things on their own servers and just simply link to it in such a way that they attempt to make it look like it's own their own server. I HATE that. Anyway, as you can see, with a giant number of DNS entries completly missing, it's not just some minor little incident, but must actually be something a little more important. Perhaps one of the main nameservers that the others get their databases from is having issues? Anyway, I was just wondering because it's beginning to become annoying and still hasn't dissapeared over these few days. BTW, does anyone have any good information on how to set up a DNS server (bind) in Windows XP to not just do simple things like cache addresses, but, to actually try to maintain a small database in such a way that when things like this (especially when ISP nameservers get issues, which is FAR more common) I would have a backup? I know it could be done, but I'm afraid that it's just a bit beyond me. I never got it quite set up when I tried before and it never really did anything useful.