Something isn’t right at MYNIC over this long Hari Raya weekend. DNS servers responsible for resolving the .my domain names seems to have gone offline earlier today. At time of writing, some sites still remain online, via DNS cached entries residing in DNS resolvers around the globe, but as these caches start to expire, all .my domains will be virtually inaccessible across the world wide web.
We can confirm that this affects all websites on the .my domain, and while we have reached out to MYNIC for a comment, we are not expecting a reply anytime soon.
Without detailed information, we cannot ascertain whether this is just a harmless outage of the service, or if its something more sinister. MYNIC has had issues with DNS Hacking and DNS Poisoning in the not to distant past.
Most of Malaysia’s online banking sites are hosted on the .com.my domains, so until this issue is resolved, we advise extreme caution on submitting your credentials to any online services that are hosted on the .com.my and .my domain names.
We can also confirm that the MYNIC outage is also affecting mobile banking apps as well as a number of online payment channels.
[Status] As of 3am 16th June, the MYNIC TLD’s remain inaccessible.
[Update] 4.50am – MYNIC confirms via a tweet that they are experiencing technical issues with their DNSSEC chain.
We are currently experiencing some Technical Issue related to DNSSEC chain with IANA. We feel sorry for any inconvenience to the customers. We are working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible. More details will be issued from time to time.
— MYNIC Berhad (@mynicberhad) June 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT