Some players are unable to connect to SOE websites, forums, and services, despite SOE having fixed the issue (renewing the SonyOnline.net domain) several hours ago.
The first thing you should try is to open your Start menu, choose “Run…” and type “ipconfig /flushdns“. A black box will momentarily flash. This will make your computer forget all the DNS lookups it has performed, so when you try to access SOE websites, forums, and games, the correct addresses will load and you’ll be able to see them and play them normally.
If this does not work, we recommend restarting your computer as well as your modem/internet router.
If none of those steps work, then based on a tip from the Planetside 2 Reddit, some people are having success by adding the following entries to their c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file. Unless you have bypassed all the security on this file, you’ll need to drag the file to your desktop or other folder, double-click it and open it with Notepad, make the changes, Save the file, and then move it back to the folder you found it in.
These are corrected numbers compared to the ones posted earlier (the 208.x.x.x numbers were totally wrong).