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October 26, 2012, 05:15:09 PM
Last edit: October 27, 2012, 04:02:38 AM by Bogart
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Edit: Looks like they're back online now.

The normal bitinstant.com site has been unavailable for at least 14 hours now.  Going to the site now just presents:

Quote from: bitinstant.com
BitInstant.com is currently down due to site revisions

All orders placed up to this point will process as normal. If you have any questions or issues feel free to contact support@bitinstant.com or call 716-712-4846

I came across this bit on IRC describing how Roger Ver, the marketing director of bitinstant is currently stuck in immigration holding in Macau.  I don't know if it has any bearing on the site being down:
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/124hn2/roger_ver_aannd_hes_gone

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October 26, 2012, 05:23:07 PM
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I don't know if it has any bearing on the site being down:

And this is how rumors get started.



I don't have any info on BitInstant's maintenance shutdown but yes, them going offline with no advance notice and no ETA does seem odd.

That being said, I'm also having trouble posting to Tumblr at the moment under basically the same situation.

[Edit: Outages all over ...

Bitcoin Faucet:
 - http://freebitcoins.appspot.com

uses Google App Engine, which is down.

Dropbox is apparently having troubles as well.

 - http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/26/google-app-engine-down-with-major-service-disruption-as-dropbox-and-tumblr-also-suffer ]
 

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October 26, 2012, 05:26:47 PM
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I don't know if it has any bearing on the site being down:

And this is how rumors get started.



I don't have any info on BitInstant's maintenance shutdown but yes, them going offline with no advance notice and no ETA does seem odd.

That being said, I'm also having trouble posting to Tumblr at the moment under basically the same situation.

Actually I think tumblr's situation is part of the Google App Engine being down.
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October 26, 2012, 05:28:40 PM
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Azelphur: before you mention it, i'm well aware and no i can't tell you the details why, but it'll be sorted within 24 hours or so

^ 22 hours ago
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October 26, 2012, 05:33:02 PM
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Quote from: Gareth
Azelphur: before you mention it, i'm well aware and no i can't tell you the details why, but it'll be sorted within 24 hours or so

^ 22 hours ago

Well, he could tell you but then he'd have to shoot you.  Roll Eyes

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October 26, 2012, 06:01:00 PM
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Hey Everyone,

We apologize for the downtime. BitInstant will be back online by 9pm EST today (Friday).

Thanks

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October 26, 2012, 07:06:23 PM
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Thanks for the update, hopefully this wasn't because of a security issue...

Hey Everyone,

We apologize for the downtime. BitInstant will be back online by 9pm EST today (Friday).

Thanks

Charlie


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October 26, 2012, 07:25:53 PM
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I can confirm it's not a security issue, and really is just for some revisions that are critically needed - we'll be back tonight.
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October 26, 2012, 07:59:43 PM
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Thank you for this.  With the drop in price, it didn't look good.

I can confirm it's not a security issue, and really is just for some revisions that are critically needed - we'll be back tonight.
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October 26, 2012, 09:16:12 PM
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We are back!

OP, please update thread and title.

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October 27, 2012, 01:17:12 AM
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I don't know if it has any bearing on the site being down:

And this is how rumors get started.



I don't have any info on BitInstant's maintenance shutdown but yes, them going offline with no advance notice and no ETA does seem odd.

That being said, I'm also having trouble posting to Tumblr at the moment under basically the same situation.

[Edit: Outages all over ...

Bitcoin Faucet:
 - http://freebitcoins.appspot.com

uses Google App Engine, which is down.

Dropbox is apparently having troubles as well.

 - http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/26/google-app-engine-down-with-major-service-disruption-as-dropbox-and-tumblr-also-suffer ]
 

www.perdu.com is down too !

I've had a lot of trouble with many site too lately, checked my own connection, all fine Smiley
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