A press release at PRNewswire.com states: "The recent outage of
Microsoft's web service is a serious reminder of the potential consequences of
incorrectly configured DNS (Domain Name System). A survey run yesterday by
the DNS consultancy and DNS software specialist, Men & Mice, shows that
approximately 38% of .COM domains have the same DNS configuration problem that
allowed some of Microsoft's most popular websites to crash for over 24 hours."
January 26, 2001