back to article 'We screwed up' sighs Sony bigwig after gaming portals collapse in DNS cock-up riddle

A couple of Sony's websites disappeared from the internet on Tuesday, leading some angry console fiddlers to accuse the Japanese giant of forgetting to pay its domain name bills. The websites www.soe.com and www.SonyOnline.net serve as portals to Sony Online Entertainment's gaming world, allowing players to take part in games …

  1. Roger Stenning
    Meh

    Well...

    ...at least he stood up and admitted there'd been a TARFU.

  2. Shugyosha
    FAIL

    Good old SOE

    Every village has its idiot, and amongst all the Sony entitys, it's always been SOE.

  3. Jamie Jones Silver badge
    FAIL

    Typical twitters

    ..... blaming the wrong thing, in their own self-important style.

    ...reminds me of the idiot who recently claimed BTs DNS servers were down, even though it was a routing issue, posting "I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS."

    Yep, if uninformed comment from unimportant people is your thing, then twitter is for you! (Yes, yes, or all my El Reg posts.... I preempted that one!)

    1. 's water music Silver badge

      Re: Typical twitters

      if uninformed comment from unimportant people is your thing...

      I'm on the internet aren't I?

      1. Steven Raith

        Re: Typical twitters

        There are only two things the internet is good for. Porn and ill informed supposition.

        And poor grammer - as I think ill informed supposition is actually tautological to an extent.

        Anything else is hearsay, rumour, or heresy. No, not hearsay, heresy.

        Steven R

        1. Chris 244
          Coat

          The three things the Internet is good for

          Porn, ill-formed supposition, poor grammar, and making obtuse references to old comedy sketches. No wait, the FOUR things the Internet is good for are ...

          1. Steven Raith

            Re: The three things the Internet is good for

            And ordering takeaway without having to speak to anyone - that has to be a form of evolution in it's own right, right there.

            Flying cars, my friends, are surely only just around the corner.

            Steven R

        2. Ed_UK

          Re: Typical twitters

          "There are only two things the internet is good for. [...]

          And poor grammer ..."

          I see what you did there.

          1. Steven Raith

            Re: Typical twitters

            Bugger me, Ed - I'd love to claim that was a hyper-meta reference to internet buffoonery, but - whisper it - I simply had a brainfart.

            Oopsy!

  4. Bob Wheeler
    Joke

    I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

    ... but I just don't care enough to tell anyone how to fix it.

    1. BongoJoe

      Re: I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

      If I don't know how the Internet works then there's always Stephen Fry's tweets to educate me.

      1. Victor Ludorum
        WTF?

        Re: I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

        Maybe Sony ran out of IP addresses...

        1. Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge
          Joke

          Re: I KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.

          Then they just need to register the TLD '.sony', problem solved.

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