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An Akamai outage is affecting multiple major websites, many of which are down or experiencing issues at the current time.

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Affected websites include Amazon.com, HBO Max, UPS, Steam, PlayStation Network, LastPass, The Home Depot, Costco, American Express, and tons more. Some of these outages are regional, so not all users will see all affected sites impacted.

According to Apple's System Status page, iCloud Backup, iCloud Mail, iCloud Storage Upgrades, and Photos are experiencing issues that could be related to the outage.

Akamai says that it is actively investigating the issue and is aware of a problem with the Edge DNS service. It is not clear when the issue will be resolved.

Today's outage mirrors a Fastly outage that occured in June, bringing websites like Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Hulu, and more down.

Article Link: Multiple Major Websites Down Amid Akamai Outage
 

adamjackson

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AirBNB is back up after being down for a while so I think restoration is happening.

The funny thing about the internet's majestic is that it's decentralized but when the top 100 websites have 99% of the traffic and most of them rely on one CDN or DNS provider, well.....
 

ruka.snow

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They have been around for a very long time, they are what you call a CDN (content delivery network). If you check either the WWDC or Macworld demos from 1998 or 1999, Steve Jobs demoed they use of it to stream trailers through Quicktime.

They seem to still work in 1999. Configuring it feels like I am filling out a forum to ask an office worker to manually adjust the servers for me.
 

827538

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Bizarre to see Amazon affected. I would've thought with AWS they'd host on their own servers/CDN's.

I also thought Apple hosted their own servers/CDN's.
 

fontman

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Yep weird also know about your website didn't work right after I do the apples latest update but I restarted after about an hour and Wawa.
 

bakerzdosen

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I hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence? Bit of an issue when a few companies handle DNS for so many websites globally. And the world is now geared to be online.
Bet it was a buggy software patch.
Uh, it does seem to happen regularly. Not from Akamai (it's been a while since I've seen them specifically have an issue) but random outages do seem to happen with large providers (AWS comes to mind in that context - often) but honestly, Akamai has basically been pretty solid for years.
 
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Mrjetsondc

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One day we will all regret not carrying our wallets. I dont carry mine anymore. It feels nice to not worry about losing it or having it pickpocketed. But one day I’ll regret it lmao.
 
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