Saturday, June 12, 2010 Goes Down, Takes Millions of Blogs With It [UPDATED] and the millions of blogs hosted by it have gone down for currently unknown reasons. Not only are blogs hosted on down, but WordPress VIP blogs are out of commission as well.

All it currently says on WordPress-hosted blogs is the following:

“ will be back in a minute!”

Millions of blogs, including ones like GigaOm, are down for the count. also experienced extended downtime back in February.

UPDATE: WordPress has responded to our inquiry, saying that all hands are on deck to restore service and suggesting that we check out its Twitter account (@Wordpressdotcom) for updates.

Here is what Wordpress tweeted moments ago:

“We are working on restoring as quickly as possible.”

UPDATE 2: From @Wordpressdotcom: “We’ve isolated the issue on, and we are working on a fix.”

UPDATE 3: blogs are back up. Founder/CEO Matt Mullenweg tweeted this: “The vast majority of blogs are back up, bringing up the rest over the next few minutes after we verify them.”

In all, the downtime was around an hour.

UPDATE 4: and most of its blogs have gone back down, less than an hour after they were brought back online.