Facebook DNS Blunders Take Down Obama App

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Just yesterday, I posted on how Facebook had seemed to deprecate the apps.new.facebook.com domain, the primary domain for all applications on the Facebook platform. I reported that it seemed to be up now, but some people are still not able to access the App according to reports in the Facebook developers forums. One such casualty is the Facebook Obama “Vote for Change” app, allowing users to register to vote, vote absentee, find polling locations, etc. With today being the deadline for Voter registration in many states, this doesn’t come as good news for the crucial Gen. Y crowd said to be much of the deciding factor for this election.

It appears that as I wrote earlier, the 20-50% reduction in app traffic may be due to a DNS issue. Some users are seeing the issue, and some aren’t. Where I’m seeing it now, it would appear that perhaps my DNS resolved, but others are still reporting it. After an entire weekend, there is still no word from Facebook on this issue.

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11 thoughts on “Facebook DNS Blunders Take Down Obama App

  1. Nick, from what the guys in the forums are saying, it's happening sporadically since it's DNS. It's working for me as well, but developers are still showing a significant drop. It wasn't working for me earlier this weekend and now is, so I've at least seen the issue.

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  2. Nick, from what the guys in the forums are saying, it's happening sporadically since it's DNS. It's working for me as well, but developers are still showing a significant drop. It wasn't working for me earlier this weekend and now is, so I've at least seen the issue.

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