If you tried to use Ping.fm today, you might have noticed some… major problems. Ping.fm is down. The good news is Ping.fm isn’t shutting down. It’s looks like it’s just a simple domain registration and hosting company communication issue.
Why Ping.fm Went Down
“Just to set everyone at ease, we are simply waiting on GoDaddy to update their end so that this mess becomes history. I’ve been in direct contact with them. Actually, the office of the President of GoDaddy called me personally ensuring that they are working on this with a high priority. Everyone can do us a favor by just spreading the word that everything in power is being done to correct this. And be known that we aren’t going anywhere. This isn’t us leaving, nor shutting down. This is a problem that has come between service provider and client. It’s unfortunate, but it happens.”
Internet Reacts to Ping.fm Going Down
Twitter users have been very confused about Ping.fm’s status. The Twitterverse has been full of comments like the following:
- ZoeConnolly: Does anyone know what happened to ping.fm? I’m getting a GoDaddy generic page now 🙁
urn: Ping.fm is being dumb. Keeps returning my mail.
dudenhofer: looks like ping.fm forgot to pay their hosting fee… oops!
lnewcomer: wonders if ping.fm is really dead?
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.