A number of major websites were down on Thursday in what experts were calling a widespread outage.
Why? As of mid afternoon Eastern time on Thursday there was no explanation given, but Oracle said they “were monitoring a global issue related to Akamai edge DNS that is impacting acmes to many internet resources, including Oracle cloud properties.”
Translation: It’s a major problem.
The list of websites down is pretty impressive. It includes Amazon, FedEx, HBO Max, Go Daddy, Capital One, Delta and British Airlines, AT&T and Costco.
It was so bad for Delta that customers were not able to check in for their flights, buy tickets or do anything they normally would online. By 1:00 on Monday service was back up for Delta.
At least 44 sites were experiencing significant issues according to DownDetector.
Huge outages like this are becoming common. Last month a big outage hit Fastly and took down many of the world’s biggest websites. They blamed the outage on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.