Couldn't pay for registration fee on Domain Monster today and got this message :
" Due to a fire at a key British Telecom exchange in London, we are currently experiencing problems authorising payment with specific card providers. The banks/card providers affected are currently implementing their disaster recovery plans and are gradually coming back online. This will affect your payment card with all merchants for the same reason until resolved.
We apologise for any incovenience this may cause you and rest assured we continue to monitor each merchant provider affected closley "
So if anyone else has had online problems today then this could be why