Model Mayhem down along with most of other Internet Brands sites

On November 12 Model Mayhem, along with many other sites owned by Internet Brands, experiences sluggish performance. The problem seems to be with the network infrastructure used by Internet Brands as the performance problems are not limited to Model Mayhem. As of early morning November 13, most of the sites operated by Internet Brands are completely offline.

  • Update 4: As of 2:50 am (-8 GMT) November 17, Model Mayhem is completely down again. (Back up again but timing out intermittently.)
  • Update 3: As of 10:20 pm (-8 GMT) November 16, Model Mayhem is completely down again. Check here to verify. (Back up again.)
  • Update 2: As of 5:30 pm (-8 GMT) November 14th, 504 gateway errors started again. Save all your important emails and make no changes to your profile. Model Mayhem is not working in parts of Bangkok, Chicago, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Update 1: As of early morning November 14, Model Mayhem is back up and running.

On November 12 Model Mayhem, along with many other sites owned by Internet Brands, experienced sluggish performance. The problem seems to be with the network infrastructure used by Internet Brands as the performance problems are not limited to Model Mayhem. As of early morning November 13, most of the sites operated by Internet Brands are completely offline. Those sites include:

Some sites are intermittent and will run slow even if operational.

Update 1: Model Mayhem has finally post some updates on their twitter account at http://twitter.com/m_mayhem. The relevant post are repeated below:

  1. Sorry for the problems, everyone. Network problems continue in El Segundo, making it hard to access several sites on the web, including MM.
  2. Model Mayhem update: Through a series of DNS attacks affecting several websites, the tech team is working to dig out from them. No ETA yet.
  3. The network between MM and the outside world was attacked. The tech team is working on fixing it.
  • 11/13…I can’t even get on the site (MM). “The webpage is not available.” D’oh!

  • 11/13…I can’t even get on the site (MM). “The webpage is not available.” D’oh!

  • Flummox Whizbang

    About time for a competitor to come along. This is just a comedy now.

  • Flummox Whizbang

    About time for a competitor to come along. This is just a comedy now.

  • Chi, Rue99

    I nominate Pat to set up an alternative site, or at least be a temporary site when it’s down. 🙂

  • Chi, Rue99

    I nominate Pat to set up an alternative site, or at least be a temporary site when it’s down. 🙂

  • Mark

    I am a MM photographer that needs to comunicate with these girls for shoots everyday and the e-mail runs through the site so I am s**t out of luck…

  • Mark

    I am a MM photographer that needs to comunicate with these girls for shoots everyday and the e-mail runs through the site so I am s**t out of luck…

  • MMLoveHate

    dammit!!
    I need to cancel a shoot with someone and I forgot to get their email or phone… 🙁

  • MMLoveHate

    dammit!!
    I need to cancel a shoot with someone and I forgot to get their email or phone… 🙁

  • Phil

    any news to when they may be back up?

  • Phil

    any news to when they may be back up?

  • Ed

    Why is there no information about current outage anywhere else but here?

  • Ed

    Why is there no information about current outage anywhere else but here?

  • Ed

    Found this on another IB owned site. I wonder if this is real?-

    It looks like our network has been under some sort of attack for the last two days….I wish I had an ETA for when things would be back up, but timeframes for solution to these kinds of problems are almost impossible to predict, even for the people directly working on them. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything solid, though.

  • Ed

    Found this on another IB owned site. I wonder if this is real?-

    It looks like our network has been under some sort of attack for the last two days….I wish I had an ETA for when things would be back up, but timeframes for solution to these kinds of problems are almost impossible to predict, even for the people directly working on them. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear anything solid, though.

  • Shauna Lynn

    This is the only listing of MM being down.. there isn’t even a way to contact the customer service outside of going on the site.. that makes no sense. I feel bad for the people who pay for the VIP.. And I’m a photog too that is in the middle of getting shoots together.. wth!? Wish an ETA was around somewhere in this ball of mess ;o/

  • Jenna

    Ouch. Enough said.
    Thanks for the update!

  • Shauna Lynn

    This is the only listing of MM being down.. there isn’t even a way to contact the customer service outside of going on the site.. that makes no sense. I feel bad for the people who pay for the VIP.. And I’m a photog too that is in the middle of getting shoots together.. wth!? Wish an ETA was around somewhere in this ball of mess ;o/

  • Jenna

    Ouch. Enough said.
    Thanks for the update!