The Internet service provider, which has roughly 20 million subscribers in the United States, began bouncing e-mail communications with the URL “Dearaol.com” sometime late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday.
A e-mail sent by CNET News.com to an AOL.com address and containing the URL “www.dearaol.com” bounced back on Thursday afternoon with a system administrator note that read: “The e-mail system was unable to deliver the message, but did not report a specific reason.”
AOL spokesman Nicholas Graham said late Thursday that AOL e-mails mentioning Dearaol.com would now be delivered as normal. The issue, he said, arose late Wednesday because of a software glitch that “affected dozens of Web links in messages,” including the Dearaol.com.
The shocking thing in the article to me is that AOL still has 20 million subscribers.