Since a few hours the whois1 database of the .mu ccTLD is down. If someone queries the database to get information on .mu domain names, an error is displayed.

I tried, and while using Google DNS

mu ccTLD

Errors are obtained while using online whois query tools as well.

At the moment of writing, MUNIC website would not load.

mu ccTLD has no “A” record. In the Domain Name System, the “A” record refers to an “Address”; which is the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer to which the domain name is linked.

;; DiG 9.9.5-rpz2+rl.14038.05-P1 <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ;

6 Nov 2014, S. Moonesamy reported DNS issues with the .mu ccTLD.

WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format.

- Wikipedia