|Yahoo Romania: Connection refused|
As showed in my screenshot, this problem has happened with the Romanian Yahoo portal. But also it affected Yahoo Mail and Yahoo News.
I have noticed that it did not affect Yahoo Answers. I can't say if the Messenger was affected as I was not connected at that time. But I guess it did not worked either.
I have tried to open www.yahoo.com using several different browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Chromium and Midori, but with the same result. All the other websites were looking OK, all the other pages were loading fine, so I think it is not a local connection problem but it is something odd happening with Yahoo.
The problem lasted for about one hour and when, finally Yahoo portal was back, all I could see was the American version. Usually, when I type www.yahoo.com in the address bar I am redirected to ro.yahoo.com which is the address of Yahoo Romania. This time, still, all I could see was the English version which I guess it means that Yahoo Romania "recovered" much later.
I can't tell when Yahoo Romania was back online as I did not had the patience to wait and see, but I guess it did took a while. And I also guess this was quite a serious problem.
I did a search on the internet about all this. Apparently Yahoo has an entire history of such issues. I'm not sure if I should feel relieved thinking that this also happened to others before, or I should be worried because such a giant as Yahoo seems to be unreliable.
Anyhow, bellow is a short list of OLD articles about the problem I experienced recently.
06 July 2007 - Yahoo down
08 April 2009 - Connection refused by Yahoo Mail
14 Octombrie 2010 - Yahoo Down (article on Techcrunch.com)
14 Octombrie 2010 - Yahoo Down (article on Huffingtonpost.com)