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It looks like the problems haven't quite ended yet.

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As far as I knew, the *.SE redirects were permanent and would always point to the actual domain.

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working for me... – Robert S Ciaccio Dec 29 '10 at 2:23
working for me too—have you flushed your DNS cache? I seem to remember Jeff mentioning that was causing the same thing to happen for chats. – waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 2:48
Hmmm... maybe it is a cache issue after all. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 2:49
If this was a cache issue, I am going to close this as too localized. If that wasn't the case, please flag to re-open. – Robert Cartaino Dec 29 '10 at 3:41
I'm seeing this too – Kyle Cronin Dec 29 '10 at 3:47
@Robert: It seems like there is more to this issue than first suspected... see Kyle's answer below. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 4:25
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The alias was lost during a recent edit of our sites table. This should be resolved.

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I'm seeing this too. I get a 404 when I try to telnet into the IP I get from dig. Requesting from the same IP works fine:

London-2:~ kyle$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.6.0-APPLE-P2 <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 7817
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

; IN A


;; Query time: 23 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Dec 28 22:47:33 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 58

London-2:~ kyle$ telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 03:47:51 GMT
Content-Length: 3449

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <title>Site not found:</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <meta name="author" content="Stack Overflow Internet Services, Inc." />
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</html>Connection closed by foreign host.
London-2:~ kyle$ 
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Odd. I just tried the exact same thing, and got a 301 Moved Permanently. – waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 3:54
@waiwai933 did you send the request to the same IP as I have in my post? – Kyle Cronin Dec 29 '10 at 4:04
Yep. Here's the output. – waiwai933 Dec 29 '10 at 4:14
I tried that IP and got the SO homepage. – Jon Seigel Dec 29 '10 at 4:20
@Jon: That's because you omitted the host HTTP header. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Dec 29 '10 at 4:23
@George: Oops, yeah. I get a 301 now. – Jon Seigel Dec 29 '10 at 4:26

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