Akamai DNS Outage Takes Down Multiple High Traffic Websites

Key Points

  • A host of high traffic websites went offline due to a massive DNS outage linked to Akamai
  • Akamai has said that the problem has been taken care of, and all the websites that were affected are back online
  • However, the tremors of the outage were felt across the globe. For instance, Delta Air Lines customers were not able to check into flights online

An array of high-traffic websites went offline for a brief period on Thursday due to a worldwide outage associated with Akamai. 

Akamai, one of the world’s top content distribution networks, tweeted saying that it is experiencing a massive service outage. However, within an hour, the company said that it has found a fix for the issue and implemented the same based on their current observations. 

SEE ALSO: Why Was Reddit Down? Don’t Worry, It’s Back Up and Running

Widespread DNS Outage

A massive DNS outage has affected a range of top websites such as Airbnb, Delta Air Lines, FedEx, and Amazon to name a few. 

Besides, as per Downdetector,  a tracking website, several sites which include USAA, UPS, Costco, and Home Depot were also affected. 

As per initial data, the root cause of the outage was linked to Akamai Technologies. Oracle, a leading cloud service provider, stated that the outage was a direct result of the disruption caused by Akamai. However, the resources within Oracle’s cloud service remained unaffected. 

Akamai, which deals with some of the top banks and companies, said that it was aware of an emerging issue. 

According to the Washington Post, Timothy Whitman, Akamai’s spokesperson said that Akamai is doing everything in its power to ensure that the solution holds up. 

List of Websites Affected by the Outage

  • Mint
  • Salesforce
  • Delta
  • PNC
  • Airbnb
  • UPS
  • Steam
  • HBO
  • Fidelity
  • PlayStation Network
  • Chase
  • Delta
  • Southwest Airlines
  • LastPass
  • Vanguard
  • Capital One
  • American Express

This outage resembles the Fastly CDN outage that took down multiple websites such as Spotify, Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit last month. 

Are you dealing with any problems while accessing any of your favorite websites? Leave your comments below! We will update our story in tune with the latest developments. 

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Karandeep V

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