This is not a sight you are likely to see very often.
Twitter is alive with the hashtag #bbcblackout as it turns out that our seemingly infallible Aunty has lost her DNS.
The BBC has engineers on the task, but it will be interesting to hear from ISPs tomorrow whether the absence of the ubiquitous BBC has affected traffic usage during the downtime. iPlayer has been seen as responsible as putting a considerable strain on some players.
We now have high level BBC Execs apologising on Twitter – good crisis management. Let everyone know as quickly as possible what is happening, or just that you are aware it is happening and are looking into it.
Steve Herrmann, Editor of the BBC News website just tweeted:
We will keep you updated!
A tense 45 minutes later – she’s back, seemingly unharmed.
Rory Cellan-Jones (BBC Tech correspondent) deserves the prize for best tweet: