Gravatar, as you’ve heard, has forgotten to renew it’s DNS. However, it’s NOT down. Check out this address for a live gravatar site. Just replace gravatar.com with 188.8.131.52 in your files, and you’re good to go for now. Whois.sc still had the old DNS.
Update: What really happened
So, here’s the “real deal” about gravatar, so to speak. The guy who runs it, Mr. F, is probably super-busy. His DNS expires eventually, and he forgot. Maybe all the email from his DNS provider got marked as spam? Who knows. For some reason, he missed it. Then what? All of the sudden, gravatar.com is down and gravatars around the world fail to work! There’s no quick fix–he immediately renews the DNS and waits it out. When his site is back up again, in a couple days, he’ll post a full message explaining the outage. Until then, he has no way to officially communicate the snafu, because his site, which is his voice, is down.
Update 2: Don’t use this
As you all know, gravatar.com has DNS again–therefore you should use the url, and not the ip address.
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