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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
15:2015.72 ms. 
19:4714.61 ms.
22:0815.58 ms. 
15:2414.49 ms.
20:5915.05 ms. 
22:4115.01 ms.
04:4415.24 ms. 
23:4815.58 ms.
10:2614.83 ms. 
21:1215.01 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 10:40

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Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

Having Problems with Accessing
Robin Dee · 18 June 2016 - 09:58
· · Chrome 51.0 on Android

Back on now, but I've already produced a mirror site on another platform. I can recommend Weebly - and also ".tk" to get your free domain name.

RodneyandMarion Williams · 18 June 2016 - 04:03
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Tripod is up..... But I lost my webpage?

Benito Rodolfo Carnio Ortiz · 17 June 2016 - 23:45
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Tks a lot for the news

Benito Rodolfo Carnio Ortiz · 17 June 2016 - 23:45
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My website is back online but under the URL .../ At least it seems that Tripod is still in business. I am writing from Chile. Best luck to you all 'band of brothers'

Lisa Belle · 17 June 2016 - 23:28
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My website is back up too, but is not. · 17 June 2016 - 23:17
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

My website is back, back online as of 6pm Fri ED (7am Tokyo), after being down for a couple of days due to downtime at Lycos.. Thank Lycos. TGI Friday. But it is still not possible to update the website as of now when File Manager is still not connected.

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 17 June 2016 - 21:58
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

I'm back up in Pennsylvania. Too scary to stick around though. We're moving our DNS.

Sunny Petrofsky · 17 June 2016 - 21:05
· · Safari 9.0 on iPad

Can not access my tripod lycos website to editbit

John Wild · 17 June 2016 - 19:26
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

I'm up in Orlando..... ???? How is everyone else?

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 17 June 2016 - 19:17
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

Use this form to retrieve your DNS transfer authorization code from Tucows. Sometimes Lycos will not recognize your password as being correct even though you are typing it in correctly. Hopefully this will help anyone who is attempting to move their DNS to another provider.

Lisa Belle · 17 June 2016 - 19:07
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

My domain carrier is twocowsdomains. It's easy to fill out their form here is a link:

Chuck Baker · 17 June 2016 - 19:00
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

I had my domain name through tripod. If they are gone for good does anyone know of a way I might recover my domain name from them so I can move to another hosting company?

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 17 June 2016 - 17:01
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

***LYCOS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY*** I came across this article on the Lycos Facebook page. Bankruptcy filing could have something to do with this problem. If anyone has found success in using the Tucows interface to retrieve their DNS transfer code, PLEASE SHARE IT. Any help on retrieving our website names to move them elsewhere would be helpful. Thank you.

Kée Lars Gunnar Tengblad · 17 June 2016 - 16:50
· · Firefox 47.0 on Mac

Oh, yeah. It´s definitely down

Patty Petry · 17 June 2016 - 16:45
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Several days of no service from them now, I wonder if they are going to credit all of us for the lost days, this is unbelievable and very scary.

Luis Angie Canino · 17 June 2016 - 16:29
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

LYCOS TRIPOD is down! NOTHING WORKS emails are getting kicked back with error messages. TUCOWS.COM is the true domain holder, you can contact and they may be able to help. tucow domains. lycos, tripod all of their social media sites are non responsive however someone is actively monitoring them to delete comments. I know because i have had several deleted a few minutes after posting. When and if the come back up i am done! I have been loyal for over a decade and rely on my website to make a living, as i am sure many others do too. Good luck, and good riddance to #lycos #tripod #fcc #worstcustomerservice

Pete Mang · 17 June 2016 - 15:15
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Tripod/Lycos is DOWN.

Robert Walker · 17 June 2016 - 15:11
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Tripod has been down for several days, and worse all of the websites that I have them host are down as well. When will this get resolved. I'm losing business.

Fletcher Boland · 17 June 2016 - 13:06
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

If anyone needs help getting their site back, there's a good chance I can recover some or all of your website. Please get in touch here

Eliza Gindrich · 17 June 2016 - 11:25
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Tripod has been down for 2 days now. I doubt whether my websites which are hosted there and other stuff can be saved from extinction and complete removal. I hope they will fix it up soon.

Laurie Hagberg · 17 June 2016 - 05:20
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Can anyone tell me how to email or phone Tripod/Lycos customer service?

Dee Ann Miller · 17 June 2016 - 04:40
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Lycos was also down yesterday. I can get in now, but they have a notice saying they're working on technical issues for a few hours. It's been that way for about 24, I think.

Susan Hout · 17 June 2016 - 04:25
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Why does this site say it is up but down for me?

Susan Hout · 17 June 2016 - 04:22
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

None of the member sites are working, the tripod site is not working, every page I have tried say dns error can not connect, WHY?

Marie Eagers Mortimer · 17 June 2016 - 01:45
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

Does anyone have the customer service number for Tripod?

Laura Lee Lance · 17 June 2016 - 00:16
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

The site is down - again...

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 16 June 2016 - 23:35
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

To get your transfer authorization code, you can try Tucows transfer interface at However, don't be surprised if it does not recognize your password. It is not recognizing my password and this is not the first time Tripod did not recognize the correct password for my account. I wish you the best.

Lisa Minors Roads · 16 June 2016 - 22:10
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

can anyone help some of us with info how to change our domain name to another company. I can't go another day with my website down and need to get it up and running somewhere. just don't have any idea how, i am sure their are many of us in the same boat.

John Wild · 16 June 2016 - 16:37
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Bail, do to a new company take all your money from tripod, close your cards down. They are OUT OF BUSINESS but still taking money from you.

Mike Dunbar · 16 June 2016 - 16:33
· · Opera Next 31.0.1889.99 on Windows

Tripod has been down for the last two days. My email and my webpage are both down.

Leo Viechec · 16 June 2016 - 15:42
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

I am really tired of Tripod and very poor customer support! They deleted two years ago Help Line for personal access number and no contact for Customers that are Professional Users and have private/personal/business WEB Sites! We pay to use this crappy Server and the Identity of Owner not accessible for true complaints to assist in issues! Everything is down at Tripod COM! WTF! I suggest everyone link to complaints to FTC at: Please file your complaint against Tripod Services! No amnesty!

Paul Diamond Blow · 16 June 2016 - 14:49
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

the page says they are upgrading their service and will be back in a few hours... I hope so. I'm losing money, too.

David Houston · 16 June 2016 - 14:35
· · Firefox 43.0 on Windows

Lycos remains down but there is a redirect to This redirect has been up for over 10 hours

Fletcher Boland · 16 June 2016 - 13:05
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

According to wikipedia, Tripod has been terminated:

Kara Nanninga · 16 June 2016 - 13:00
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows they are done

Kalamazoo Electric Motor · 16 June 2016 - 12:33
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Tripod server is down. This is costing us money. Please fix asap.

Kalamazoo Electric Motor · 16 June 2016 - 12:27
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Tripod say it is up but it is not. Please fix asap. You are costing me money.

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 16 June 2016 - 12:19
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

Regardless of what the status reads at the top of this page, Tripod/Lycos is still down. The telephone number, 866-971-5039, rings once and then a busy signal takes over. If you prefer to get your transfer authorization code in order to move your DNS to another provider, you can try Tucows transfer interface at However, don't be surprised if it does not recognize your password. It is not recognizing my password and this is not the first time Tripod did not recognize the correct password for my account. I wish you the best.

Robin Dee · 16 June 2016 - 11:28
· · Firefox 47.0 on Windows

Tripod is still down. Can't access on the browser or on FileZilla for FTP uploads to my site.

Bill Genova Bill Genova · 16 June 2016 - 11:03
· · Chrome 51.0 on Windows

Tridpod has been down for 10 or more hours. Hopefully they will get up and running. I am going elsewhere once they get on air again.

Gillian Huber · 16 June 2016 - 06:40
· · Chrome 46.0 on Windows

Tripod is still coming up on my computer as unreachable does
anyone have acsess to their website yet???

Lisa Minors Roads · 16 June 2016 - 03:16
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

has been down all day, says it is up now, but is not. every minute my website is down it is costing me money

Robin Selesky · 16 June 2016 - 02:53
· · Chrome 38.0 on Android

Omg again with tripod....anyone have any idea what's going on? I'm losing money and obviously tripod cares about its clients a lot less than I do. Been a customer for years and that means nothing. ...what are we paying for????

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 16 June 2016 - 01:01
· · Chrome 51.0 on Mac

Yes, it's not just you. If your domain name was purchased through Tripod/Lycos you won't be able to view your website until the issue with Tripod is fixed.

Luis Angie Canino · 15 June 2016 - 21:46
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

TRIPOD IS DOWN AGAIN! Multiple times since April 2016

Luis Angie Canino · 15 June 2016 - 21:44
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

here we go Again! no numbers to call no support, they do not respond on facebook, twitter or any other socail media.

Shannon Jacobs · 20 May 2016 - 04:42
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Anyone else still using Tripod?

Shannon Jacobs · 20 May 2016 - 04:41
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Tripid certainly seems to be effectively down more than this website says. Actually found some information on the Lycos website that suggests there have DoS attacks on Tripod, and at least from Japan the website has been inaccessible a lot of the time lately. I'd say about half of the attempts fail. The "down just for you" seems a bit unlikely.

Anyway, I rated the website 3 stars mostly for it's longevity. Back when the CGI/Perl was running, I would have given it 4 or possibly even 5 stars if asked on a generous day. If I knew of a better free webhost for my minimalist website, I'd probably move, and absolutely if it had a database that could handle a few thousand books...

Anita L Benjamin · 7 April 2016 - 02:28
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Tripod is down. Can't get mail, websites or file manager. I just got domains there. I cant get support either. Does this happen often because if it does then I need to change.,

Jess Whiddon · 7 April 2016 - 00:43
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Hopefully they are performing maintenance and it will be back up tomorrow.

Luis Angie Canino · 6 April 2016 - 21:58
· · Safari 9.0.3 on Mac

Terrible customer service and or support its almost non existent! Server has been down all day, their phone numbers are disconnected and no one responds to their facebook or twitter accounts. Can anyone shed some light?

Luis Angie Canino · 10 December 2015 - 15:26
· · Firefox 42.0 on Mac

Anyone know how to get a hold of lycos hosting? my site has been down and i have been trying to reach them to no end. None of their pages are working and i posted on facebook after several attempts to get my post to go through. Does anyone know what is going on?

Decorator Victor Marin Garcia · 28 October 2015 - 20:56
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

my web sight has been down for 2 weeks already and can get ahold of anybodey

Ginny Bender · 9 September 2015 - 02:33
· · Safari 8.0.8 on Mac

Website won't load after login.

Diane Crooks · 25 August 2015 - 02:16
· · Chrome 44.0 on Windows

The site isn't working properly - slow loading and things are missing from pages that were fine two days ago. Tried ctrl + f5 also and didn't work - just reloaded again with things missing and also very slow.

Beth King · 11 March 2014 - 18:25
United States · Comcast Business Communications

Access to is intermittent, and more down than up for me tonight. Frustrating. It's not my connection, as I'm able to access all other sites I try.

Matt Parker · 22 January 2014 - 19:27
United States · Time Warner Cable

All sites should be running now. Problem resolved.

Staci NowthatsaTshirt Jc · 22 January 2014 - 18:25
United States · Comcast Cable

Tripod is not recognizing my username, yet my sites are still up and running. Is anyone else having this issue?

Matt Parker · 22 January 2014 - 15:36
United States · Time Warner Cable

To speak with the Lycos community, please visit: or facebook and /tripodclub

Rebecca, Lycos is aware of the situation and are working around the clock to restore our websites. You should not be missing any photos and text, you will be able to verify your site once online of course. Always backup your site and its files. You can always go to wayback and catch what your site looked like on the last snapshot. Then, you can work off the snapshot for the older photos and text.

Rebecca Hulit · 22 January 2014 - 14:40
United States · Comcast Cable

Yes this has been a while now. I finally sent a message via e-mail to Tripod this morning: Like others here I'm a premier member and have had my account for almost a decade. ["I am not able to login to my account. I have tried for two days. I have owned AND pay monthly for my account and space with you for years and started noticing interference when I was uploading and making edits during the past couple of weeks, and when I placed my cursor or tab to the password area, a new window opened up. Now I'm getting notice that there is no such user (I thought perhaps I should change my password). I can, by memory pull up some of my images such as and, but cannot access my account at all. Please advise. Thank you, Rebecca Hulit]

Matt Parker · 22 January 2014 - 12:50
United States · Time Warner Cable

HIGHLY suggest that everyone change their passwords when this logon problem is resolved. With logon downtime approaching 24 hours, no one is winner here. Members and Lycos will pay the cost - nature of the beast. Bright note, however, Lycos will fix the problem and the websites are functioning and are still being crawled, etc. Lycos, in all fairness, has been outstanding in solving any problem during my 9 years as a premium member.

Karen O'Mara · 22 January 2014 - 12:40
United States ·

I am having the same problem since this morning also as a premium member can't access the phone number to call. My error message says can't recognize name or password.

Matt Parker · 22 January 2014 - 12:08
United States · Time Warner Cable

Tripod has been down since 1/21 at approx. 1930 hours (CST). Called customer service (premium member has to first log on to locate phone number and call!), but prompt message is that they are aware that "some" members are have difficulty with password / logon issues, and they are currently working on the solution. 9 years as a premium member, and this is a first that I have encountered the present debacle.

Roy Kellum · 22 January 2014 - 11:21
United States · Charter Communications

1/22/14 Can't Log in. Tells me username and password not matching. I tried to e-mail by told me my e-mail address was not in the system. I'm running 30+ websites (websites not Web pages). This down time is killing me ! Hopefully this outage is only temporary.

David Makinster · 22 January 2014 - 10:43
United States · Charter Communications

I can get as far as attempting to log in. The site won't recognize my username or password, and when I try to use the Reset Password feature it says my email is not on file. I have used this site for years, and I am not mistyping or forgetting. When I try to open a Customer Service ticket, I get a "oage not found" error. Something is amiss, no question.

Donna Burnell · 22 January 2014 - 10:11
United States · Alabama A&M University

Tripod has been down this morning here in Huntsville, Alabama. Can get to website but page is not working.

Judy Cramer · 22 January 2014 - 09:22
United States · Verizon Internet Services

cannot get on to tripod either. 1/22/14. won't let me sign in so I can't access my email or my file manager. frustrating as they don't answer their phone and don't answer emails. Maybe they are having bad weather where they are.

Paula Wright · 7 November 2013 - 06:06
United States · AT&T Internet Services

Trying to access tripod account, but can not enter the site. Wanted to make corrections to my web page. Is anyone else having difficulties accessing their page?

Rick Atkins · 8 June 2013 - 13:40
United States · Comcast Cable

Have not been able to get to my tripod files for several days. Tripod customer service sucks.

Roza Benoit · 31 May 2013 - 03:32
United States · TDS Telecom

Have not been able to connect to trypod.lycos for the last twelve hours

Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby · 29 May 2013 - 05:31
United States · Fisher Scientific

i have been trying to connect to tripod for the last 3hrs with no luck, is the system down.. i keep getting a network error

Tommy Bélanger · 28 May 2013 - 18:37
Canada · Telus Communications

can't log to my account on tripod.lycos for 30 min.

Bob Padula · 9 February 2013 - 14:15
Australia · Telstra Internet

The site has become unstable and it is now impossible to load using IE. This has only happened in the past day - prior to that it was working perfectly. I have several websites at the site, covering detailed Heritage Themes, as well as some 2000 images.

Carmelle Simone · 9 February 2013 - 12:45
United States · Comcast Cable

This is not a good sign! Are they going out of business? Have they been hacked? People have websites they need to maintain. What is the problem? If they are going out of business hope they let everyone know.

Aaron Koofer-Thompson · 9 February 2013 - 08:42
United States · Mediacom Communications

It is down. It has been an issue for the last couple of days, now it is totally out and has been all morning. This website is very important with stuff I have on it and update it. Hopefully it comes back very soon.

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