Thousands of Websites are down because of a technical glitch in Akamai

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Akamai Technologies: Thousands of websites and applications are down because an outage sparked a technical glitch in Akamai Technologies Inc’s system and another major disruption was linked with the cloud company in the previous months.

Akamai in a tweet stated that that have implemented a fix for the problem faced by the company and its clients that is based on the current observations and declared that the service is going to resume the normal operations as earlier.

Akamai stated that the disruption was caused by the bug and lasts for an hour in the domain name system service which gives access to web addresses to take users to their fixed destinations, which was triggered during a software update.

The services are resumed after activating the new update and also confirmed the disruption that was not caused due to a cyberattack. The company mentioned that they are reviewing their software update process for preventing future disruptions.

Websites of Delta Air Lines, American Express, Costco Wholesale Corp, and Home Depot are initially down and showing the errors in domain name system service.’s and Oracle Corp AWS stated that the global issue related to Akamai Technologies, Akamai’s network has impacted access to many internet resources which also include their cloud services.

Both Amazon and Oracle lately stated that their services were working normally after a short period. There are thousands of service consumers who have reported issues with the websites of Airbnb, Expedia, Charles Schwab, and Home Depot with the help of outage tracking website Down detector on Thursday.

The domain name system is a service that allows its users to connect with websites on their laptop or phone devices which uses a domain name to reach the cloud network to load the content from an Internet Protocol address.

Akamai Technologies, Multiple disruptions struck social media, news websites, and government services around the world in June, with some reports pointing to a technical issue at cloud computing service providers based in the United States. Downdetectors that tracks shutting down or bugs or issues faced by users and collating status reports from a series of sources.


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