A curious and frustrating time for users of Yatra, after the Indian agency's service went completely offline for a significant period over the weekend.
Initially, from about 4.30pm (India Standard Time) onwards on Sunday, visitors were redirected to a holding page more commonly associated with domain squatters or URL brokers.
This later changed to an error page or didn't load at all. This is a pretty big deal for one of the largest OTAs in the country.
The circumstances appear to be related to a DNS issue with the main Yatra.com site, something the company acknowledged on its official social media channels.
Amazingly, the DNS issues affecting the site over the weekend could be explained by recent efforts by the company to renew its URL with a domain holder.
As per the WhoIs record, Yatra.com domain was registered on 9 August 2000 and expired on 9 August 2013, just two days ago.
Co-founder and chief information officer Manish Amin says a now expired credit card was previously used to auto-renew the domain registration.
This essentially means when the URL expired two days ago the site effectively came up for grabs, thus the initial domain holding page.
Amin says as of late-Sunday evening in India that around 40% of users are able to access the site (on selected networks) and the company is working to make the site available via other internet providers.