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Domain Registrar Issue Takes Yearn Finance (YFI) Website Offline

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Updated by Ryan James
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In Brief

  • Yearn Finance has advised users to use the URL after its URL unexpectedly went offline.
  • The issue with the domains is reportedly due to a domain registrar issue, although no further details were provided.
  • Despite the issue, the Yearn Finance YFI token is down only 3.4% in the last seven days and total locked assets remain at $364.27M.
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DeFi protocol Yearn Finance has informed users to access the protocol through URL for the meantime.

The update comes after its URL suddenly went offline. BeInCrypto’s attempt to reach the website displayed the message “ unexpectedly closed the connection” on the browser.

Domain Registrar Issue

Earlier today, a member of the team posted:

“The yearn team is aware that yearn fi and yearn finance domains are currently not working. Until we know more please refrain of taking any actions on these websites.”

According to the team, this is due to a domain registrar issue, and it is working to resolve the issue. On the other hand, the website was working perfectly as of press time.

Although Yearn Finance did not provide more information on the issue, domain registrars have recently become targets for hackers. Earlier this year, domain registrar Namecheap had its email account compromised.

This allowed the hackers to send phishing emails posing as MetaMask and DHL. At the time, MetaMask warned users about the incident. Given that Yearn has not issued such a warning, the issue might not be a compromise of a domain registrar. One user joked that the team probably forgot to renew their domain name.

Yearn Finance YFI price
Yearn Finance YFI Price. Source: BeInCrypto

Meanwhile, the incident has not had any major impact on the Yearn Finance YFI token. The token is down 3.4% in the last seven days, along with the rest of the market, and it is 94% below its all-time high. Additionally, the total value of assets locked on the protocol remains unchanged at $364.27 million as of press time, according to DeFillama data.

Despite being significantly down from its ATH, YFI holders recently rejected a deal to loan market maker Wintermute $2 million worth of tokens for 12 months. They voted against the deal because of its unfavorable terms, which include the meager interest rate of 0.10%.


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Oluwapelumi Adejumo
Oluwapelumi believes Bitcoin and blockchain technology have the potential to change the world for the better. He is an avid reader and began writing about crypto in 2020.