Tag: o2

More rumours of O2 iPhone deal

Forbes Madrid are reporting this morning that O2’s parent company, Telefonica have signed an exclusive deal with Apple for iPhone distribution rights in the UK.

This is the second time this rumour has emerged in the last two weeks. Both times from very credible sources.

It makes sense. Vodafone don’t need Apple (and the sales boost iPhone exclusivity would give them) as much as O2 does. This deal obviously doesn’t stop Apple signing deals with Vodafone in other European countries.

I’ll be interested to see who gets distributorship in Ireland!

O2's servers down

Bernard has spotted that O2’s Irish DNS servers are both down.

I had a client call me earlier because he was unable to access his site from his XDA, he is using O2’s DNS servers in his XDA’s Internet setup and as these are offline, he was unable to access the site.

As Bernard points out:

Both DNS servers DNS1.O2.IE ( and DNS2.O2.IE ( are in fact hosted with Esat, and this does look like the cause of the problem. So the pressure is on with them today!

The strange thing would be that both DNS servers are hosted with the same hoster!

Funnily, Esats DNS is hosted with esat.net (in a different IP block) and they, are up

How shortsighted is it to have two DNS servers in the same ip block? I run two DNS servers and I have them in seperate countries! Therefore the chances of both of them being down simultaneously are extremely slim.

Shhhh, is that the sound of heads rolling?