Lsac website not working

tmanthedman
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Lsac website not working

Postby tmanthedman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:25 pm

I can't get onto the LSAC website. Is it down for everyone or just me? If its maintenance, when will it be back up?

Thanks

When I try to go to the site I see a domain name website.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby bulawschool » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:58 pm

Same here.
I see a weird website coming up when I type in lsac.org
What is going on?

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haus
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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby haus » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:19 pm

Appears to be a problem with DNS.

Likely to be resolved in the not too distant future.

Other thread on same topic:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=205033
Last edited by haus on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby nedzilla » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:31 pm

same here as well :evil: at least we're not alone. hopefully fixed soon.

edit: just worked for me 3:34pm EST FYI

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby tmanthedman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43 pm

I tried again on my computer instead of phone or ipad.

When I go to lsac.org, problems

When I type out http://www.lsac.org, it worked for me

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby nedzilla » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:09 pm

andddddd its gone

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby Jules176 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:10 pm

I just got back in.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby Jules176 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:36 pm

Jules176 wrote:I just got back in.


And, now I'm out. :?

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby livelovelaugh » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:43 am

every time i try to go into the lsac website it redirects me to a domain name website
and wont let me finish my application... is it just me or? whats going on
because its kind of upsetting me.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby haus » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:59 am

livelovelaugh wrote:every time i try to go into the lsac website it redirects me to a domain name website
and wont let me finish my application... is it just me or? whats going on
because its kind of upsetting me.

The server that provides the IP addresses for their sites is having technical problems. Hence plug in the name of the website into your address bar, your computer sends a request to resolve this name to an IP address. Unfortunately most of these request have not been getting responses.

Once the Domain Name Server (DNS) is fixed (or the communication paths to and from this server is fixed) then things should return to normal.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby orubysoho » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:56 am

It is very upsetting. Application deadlines are amongst us. What are we supposed to do?

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby haus » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:13 am

orubysoho wrote:It is very upsetting. Application deadlines are amongst us. What are we supposed to do?

Well, you can wait.

You can complain about it.

Or you can configure your computer to get the IP address from a different source. One option would be to manually add lsac.org to your host file as described by another TLSer in one of the other threads on this issue (link above). Or you can configure your computer to send DNS request to a server that still knows the address for lsac.org, such as Google's publically accessible DNS server ( 8.8.8.8 ).

ETA: waiting and complaining can be done in parallel.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby orubysoho » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:52 pm

Clever. Tried that, didn't work.

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby haus » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:57 pm

orubysoho wrote:Clever. Tried that, didn't work.


Which did you try, host file mod or changing your DNS server?

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Re: Lsac website not working

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Re: Lsac website not working

Postby nedzilla » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks for the link. Have called LSAC twice now regarding this also because it has messed up not only my applications by one of my LOR, which my recommender has been unable to submit. They reiterated what the article says that they have fixed the problem and that it is now dependent on our internet provider on how long it will take for us to be able to access the website again.

They said law schools are aware of this incident and that it should be fixed by tonight or tomorrow. If it continues however, they should it might be a good idea to contact law schools with looming deadlines (March 1st) just in case.

I am now able to get into my account but once I open an active application it brings me back to the faulty DNS website. how convenient.

Time Warner Cable NYC here.




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