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Wondering about the radio silence from Curbed Seattle?

By June 21, 2011


After spending the day casually wondering about the radio silence on Curbed Seattle, I finally did a search on Twitter to find out what’s up. It turns out that the Curbed Network is experiencing a pretty significant site outage. According to the NYTimes, the FBI seized servers at the hosting facility that Curbed Network uses.

From the article:

The sites of the Curbed Network, including popular blogs covering real estate, restaurants and other topics, were all unavailable Tuesday evening. Lockhart Steele, Curbed’s president, said his team realized that the company’s sites were down at around 3 a.m. and contacted DigitalOne. After initially declining to say what had happened, DigitalOne explained that the F.B.I. had raided the data center, Mr. Steele said.

“Our servers happened to be in with some naughty servers,” he said, adding that his sites were not the target of the raid. Curbed is working to get its sites back online, probably by Wednesday.

In this day and age, a day’s outage is unusual and painful for such a large organization as the Curbed Network (or any site really) and our sympathies go out to the entire family of sites. Don’t worry folks, sounds like they aim to have systems back online as soon as tomorrow.