Check this out…
Watching a video that was hosted on zshare.net… Tried to watch the next one in the series.
Firefox kept saying that I had a problem loading the page.
A little investigation and I discovered that DNS was replying with the address for localhost 127.0.0.1.
I tried this at the local level (my gateway’s DNS proxy), my ISP’s DNS servers returned 127.0.0.1.
Being suspicious I thought perhaps the DNS replies were being edited by my ISP… so I sshed to my American Webhost and did a dig from there and still it returned 127.0.0.1
Finally I did a DNS lookup off the DNS servers listed as the SOA for zshare.net and as you can see it’s been totally DNS blackholed.
I can only guess at the cause. Perhaps a bad DNS edit or some copyright enforcement has been done at the domain level… anyone out there know?
dig @ns2.eurodns.com www.zshare.net ; <<>> DiG 9.7.0-P1 <<>> @ns2.eurodns.com www.zshare.net ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17136 ;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;www.zshare.net. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: www.zshare.net. 3600 IN A 127.0.0.1 ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: zshare.net. 86400 IN NS ns2.eurodns.com. zshare.net. 86400 IN NS ns1.eurodns.com. ;; Query time: 354 msec ;; SERVER: 22.214.171.124#53(126.96.36.199) ;; WHEN: Fri May 7 20:52:21 2010 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 9