Apple fumbles with me.com
People trying to access Apple’s Mobile Me by going directly to the me.com domain yesterday were met by a 404 HTTP error response and a white screen with a single text message on it: “Not Found: Resource does not exist.”
Accessing me.com/mail worked, but anyone typing in www.me.com or me.com got the error page mentioned above and was not redirected to the login page (which is what is supposed to happen).
According to our monitoring the problem lasted almost seven hours. It started at 08:29 a.m. CET on November 3 and wasn’t resolved until 3:25 p.m. CET (02:29 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. US EST).
Since this was mostly night time in the US, the problem was not as noticeable there, but in Europe the problem spanned most of the work day and is sure to have caused some confusion among the Mobile Me users.