OneCoin website down, DNS record under investigation
OneCoin’s website has gone offline.
DNS records show that while the company still owns the website domain, it is now under investigation.
Without getting too technical, DNS records are what point a website address (“onecoin.eu” in this case) to a corresponding server.
As of the last 24 hours, OneCoin’s DNS entry for their website has been switched to “server hold”.
As per EurID, server hold status means the
domain name is registered to the domain name holder as shown in WHOIS, but is temporarily inactive (i.e. website and email do not function) and under investigation.
The status code “server hold” is set by the domain registry, which in this instance is EurID.
At this stage we don’t know who is investigating OneCoin’s website DNS.
We’ve reached out to EurID for more information and will report back if we hear anything further.
Update 2nd December 2019 – EurID’s legal department has responded with the following:
Good morning Oz,
The domain name is under legal investigation. Please further check our WHOIS for the status of the domain name.
Beyond “legal investigation” we don’t have any further details at this time.
Update 3rd December 2019 – OneCoin’s One Academy and One World Foundation domains have now also been pulled offline.
Update 10th Janaury 2020 – Following changes to its DNS and domain registration, OneCoin’s website is back online as of January 8th, 2020.
No details of EurID’s investigation have been made public.