Excite@Home's Web-based e-mail service suffered a brief outage midday Monday, according to the company. The service was down for about 90 minutes for an unknown portion of the company's customers who tried to log in during that time, a representative said.
At 11:50 a.m. PDT, Excite@Home detected an outage effecting its DNS (domain name server) entries for reg.excite.com, the Internet domain name that handles all logins into the Excite e-mail service. Because of the outage, the logins needed to access e-mail could not be completed. The outage randomly affected an unspecified number of users.