Just got a very interesting email:

Dear Stakeholders and Partners in Higher Education:

We regret to inform you that the State’s web domain name, “ca.gov”, has been temporarily suspended by the federal government’s .GOV domain registrar. As a result of this suspension, it is our understanding that access to all ca.gov websites will progressively diminish during the next several hours until all access to ca.gov sites are blocked. Additionally, all external email traffic directed to ca.gov email addresses will begin to bounce back since the ca.gov domain name will be blocked.

Until further notice, all email sent to The California Student Aid Commission will be bounced back and all CSAC websites, including the following, will be inaccessible until this problem is resolved:




State and Federal Officials are taking every step possible to reverse the suspension, but it is possible the suspension may not be reversed for several days. After resolution, there will be a lag time between the reversal of the suspension and restoration of normal Internet and email traffic since it will take several hours for the Internet domain name services to repopulate their registries.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

WTF is going on with that? The email was definitely real as far as I can tell!