Following the earthquake in Chile, NIC Chile posted an update on the status of its services during and after the earthquake early in the morning of Saturday 27 February.
In their update NIC Chile advised that during and after the earthquake, DNS service for .CL worked without interruption. Service continuity was achieved due to the actions implemented by NIC Chile in order to have a significant redundancy level in DNS servers and connectivity, to keep .CL always visible in the Internet. This service is provided using more than 50 DNS servers over different cities in every continent.
During this emergency, some of these 50 DNS servers suffered connectivity loss or power failure after the earthquake, but thanks to the redundancy, there was no service discontinuity. Everything came back to normal as of Monday 1 March by 11:30, with the recovery of the DNS server located in the city of Concepcion, Chile, very close to the epicentre.
However connectivity problems of some of NIC Chile’s internet providers caused zone updates for new domains to be delayed and some were not done with the usual frequency of half an hour. This issue was fully resolved by the evening of Sunday 28 February.
In addition, the website service (nic.cl) was affected between 04:04 and 09:14 (CLST) of Saturday 27 February due to connectivity problems of some of NIC Chile’s internet providers.
For more information on NIC Chile, see nic.cl.
To register your .CL domain name, check out America Registry here.