INTERNET BLACKOUT caused by Fastly DNS, back up and running

Internet... down...

Half the internet been wiped out! Some of the biggest sites including Twitch, Reddit, Amazon and Audible and many more have all gone down.

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All of the sudden half of the internet went offline all across the world. Massive popular websites including Twitch, Reddit, Amazon, Audible, and many others are down right now. Although we previously believed this to be a AWS related issues, Fastly DNS is reporting outages that might be causing these errors.

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DEVELOPING: Internet suffers a world-wide blackout. Large sites are returning fatal errors and cannot be accessed. At the moment there is no explanation for the outage, but a lot of these sites appear to be hosted in the USA and onAWS servers.

Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is a subsidiary of Amazon providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

Here is a list of the sites currently affected (will update regularly):

  • Twitch.TV
  • Reddit
  • Amazon
  • Audible
  • Prime Video
  • Quora
  • Kotaku
  • Fandom
  • PayPal
  • Shopify
  • Vimeo
  • Etsy
  • Twitter (Media)
  • Ebay

UPDATE: Fastly, a global online content delivery network (CDN), has reported an outage across its network. The outage is affecting thousands of sites which use its platform.

The company reached out to their clients and confirmed that it is “currently investigating potential impact to performance with our CDN services.”

Fastly is an American cloud computing services provider. Fastly describes their network as an edge cloud platform, which is designed to help developers extend their core cloud infrastructure to the edge of the network, closer to users

UPDATE 2: As of 8:56PM AEST all services seem to have been restored. The Fastly error that was previously seen when attempting to visit the sites has gone.

This event is trending as #InternetShutdown as the list of unavailable sites is growing. We’ll update this article with more information about the internet blackout as the story breaks!

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