Did Firefly Mobile Just Vanish?

Firefly Mobile is a mobile phone company that is focused at kids in the age of 5-12 years old and provides a real mobile phone with simple functions and according to CrunchBase has about $43 million in funding.

Well, one thing that has vanished, is its website. I had noticed a DNS change from DYN.com managed DNS to a generic DNS at GoDaddy. This could have been done simply by mistake but it’s not easy to accidentally just change DNS. This can happen if the domain expires for an example, but that is not the case because the domain doesn’t expire for a long time!

So, the DNS change was likely done by somebody. Why is the question!

I tried several different searches related to Firefly Mobile with little news of anything happening, but that is not all that common when I’m doing my digging, as I often discover stuff before it’s reported by anybody else.

To note, a DNS change and small error can take a website down by accident, but I also noticed that the Firefly Mobile phone is currently unavailable on Amazon as well:

fireflymobileamazon

So is this a sign of something as well? I was able to find a couple Firefly phones available on Amazon, but nothing directly from Firefly Mobile itself.

Again, I want to express that this simply could be a hosting change, and something went wrong, as that does happen! The site is currently at time of this article, not live and simply displays a white page. It was functioning the other day, but I didn’t see any messages about the site/service being sold to another company etc.

The one fact that I do have, the main website used by Firefly Mobile (FireflyMobile.com) is currently not resolving due to a DNS change. Is something up with the company, is hard to say at this point.

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2 thoughts on “Did Firefly Mobile Just Vanish?

  1. I found this really weird aswell… did a WhoIS Search and found the following:
    Domain Name: FIREFLYMOBILE.COM
    Registry Domain ID: 89116121_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Update Date: 2014-06-20 22:16:21
    Creation Date: 2002-08-07 03:51:40
    Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2017-08-07 03:51:40
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
    Registrar IANA ID: 146
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.480-624-2505
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Registry Registrant ID:
    Registrant Name: Lisa Normand
    Registrant Organization: Topher, LLC
    Registrant Street: 2711 Centerville Road
    Registrant Street: Suite 400
    Registrant City: Wilmington
    Registrant State/Province: Delaware
    Registrant Postal Code: 19808
    Registrant Country: United States
    Registrant Phone: +1.2146515000
    Registrant Phone Ext:
    Registrant Fax:
    Registrant Fax Ext:
    Registrant Email: lisa.normand@haynesboone.com
    Registry Admin ID:
    Admin Name: Lisa Normand
    Admin Organization: Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Admin Street: 2323 Victory Ave.
    Admin Street: Suite 700
    Admin City: Dallas
    Admin State/Province: Texas
    Admin Postal Code: 75219
    Admin Country: United States
    Admin Phone: +1.2146515000
    Admin Phone Ext:
    Admin Fax:
    Admin Fax Ext:
    Admin Email: lisa.normand@haynesboone.com
    Registry Tech ID:
    Tech Name: Lisa Normand
    Tech Organization: Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Tech Street: 2323 Victory Ave.
    Tech Street: Suite 700
    Tech City: Dallas
    Tech State/Province: Texas
    Tech Postal Code: 75219
    Tech Country: United States
    Tech Phone: +1.2146515000
    Tech Phone Ext:
    Tech Fax:
    Tech Fax Ext:
    Tech Email: lisa.normand@haynesboone.com
    Name Server: NS69.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    Name Server: NS70.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned
    URL of the ICANN WHOIS Data Problem Reporting System: http://wdprs.internic.net/
    Last update of WHOIS database: 2014-9-7T1:00:00Z

    Everything was recently updated, however why is all tech and registrant information set up to a haynesboone a law firm??? Did firefly go under? a bit bummed since all i was looking for was for a cell for my kid…

    oh well

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