UPDATE @ 5:42pm: You can contact NTT America here, and thank them for suspending Twitter’s site maintenance.
Wow, I am seriously impressed with Twitter and its partners.
On the official Twitter blog earlier today, @BIZ had written that there was nothing they could do in terms of changing the time for their site maintence. He said it was out of their hands, and was up to the network host.
Well, @BIZ just wrote a new blog post, with the headline, “Down Time Rescheduled.” Here’s what it says:
A critical network upgrade must be performed to ensure continued operation of Twitter. In coordination with Twitter, our network host had planned this upgrade for tonight. However, our network partners at NTT America recognize the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran. Tonight’s planned maintenance has been rescheduled to tomorrow between 2-3p PST (1:30a in Iran).
Our partners are taking a huge risk not just for Twitter but also the other services they support worldwide—we commend them for being flexible in what is essentially an inflexible situation. We chose NTT America Enterprise Hosting Services early last year specifically because of their impeccable history of reliability and global perspective. Today’s decision and actions continue to prove why NTT America is such a powerful partner for Twitter.