Jan 6 2015   11:10AM GMT

UKIP knocked off internet in update screw-up

Alex Scroxton Alex Scroxton Profile: Alex Scroxton

European Union

Panic on the streets of Clacton, panic on the streets of Rochester, after the official website of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) dropped off the internet this morning, leaving the party’s supporters bereft of policies and detractors bereft of ammo.

At first it was thought that someone at party HQ had forgotten to renew the website’s registration, but a search of the Who.Is registry appears to show that while the website is (at the time of writing) definitely down, the registration has not expired and won’t until next year. Mark that date in your diary, Nigel.

It seems that an update made just before 10 a.m. on January 6th has somehow knocked the Kippers offline.

Downtime presumes a nameless individual has spilled real ale on the server.

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