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:
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.