DNS issues on WordPress.org

Hi folks, there’s a known issue with the DNSDNS DNS is an acronym for Domain Name System - how you assign a human readable address to a website’s exact numeric coded location (ie. wordpress.org uses the actual IP address for WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. Things may go haywire while we work to bring things back to normal.

Update, 6:23 PM ET — Proper DNS has been restored for WordPress.org.

This was the mistake of an upstream provider, not the result of any hack.

No, we didn’t undergo a redesign. If you’re still seeing a site that is decidedly not WordPress.org, it may take a while for the site to be restored for you.

You can try these commands from the command line to flush your local DNS cache. DNS is tricky, and can get cached on your computer, on your router, or even by your ISP. Please be patient while the DNS propagates.