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DNS Failure

  1. glassvisage profile image89
    glassvisageposted 4 years ago

    I looked at my Broken Links, and all of a sudden I have quite a few broken links with the note that there was a DNS Failure and the pages cannot be found. I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced this recently, since I've never seen this before and I was surprised by the sheer number of broken links featuring this message.

    Is this something that maybe I should wait out before deleting all of these pages from my Hubs? Maybe it's just a momentary issue with those pages or with HubPages?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The typical cause of a DNS failure is that the domain name of the site you linked to is no longer registered or the site is no longer being operated or maintained.  It *could* be a temporary technical issue, so if you think that's likely for a particular link, you could wait few days and retest it first.  But, in the vast majority of cases those links are probably not ever going to work again.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I had four of those last week. Instead of waiting to see if it was a technical problem with the website, I Googled the site and changed the link from a specific page to the link to the site's homepage. I think some site's post pages for specific information and later remove the page once that information is no longer pertinent to the site.

  2. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I have a whole heap of broken link warnings overnight (about 8-9).  Will give it a day to see if it goes away before leaping to fix them.

  3. glassvisage profile image89
    glassvisageposted 4 years ago

    Thank you so much for this information! It is very helpful smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Life is a DNS failure...

  5. tsadjatko profile image68
    tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago


  6. glassvisage profile image89
    glassvisageposted 4 years ago