Several websites became unavailable Friday after Cloudflare experienced outages in parts of its network. The affected system, called , connects web users to the right websites when they type in a URL. Those affected reportedly include websites for Shopify, Politico, Discord and League of Legends, according to TechCrunch.
In an incident report, Cloudflare said the outage wasn’t the result of an attack. “We believe we have addressed the root cause and are monitoring systems for stability now,” the company said in the report. The outage appears to have lasted for about 30 minutes.
Cloudflare is a major player in the world of web infrastructure, helping secure websites from attacks that can take them offline, as well as routing a huge volume of internet traffic. The company’s 184.108.40.206 DNS resolver service helps connect web users to websites by translating the site’s URL into a specific location on the web, called an IP address.
When that process breaks down, a user’s web browser can’t navigate to the website. Internet Service Providers can also make these connections, and Google runs its own DNS resolver called 220.127.116.11.
Cloudflare didn’t immediately respond to a request for more details.
- Pandemic thriller Utopia on Amazon might be the perfect viewing
- 2021 Jaguar F-Pace refreshed with new styling, luxury and tech
- 2020 Halloween full moon: This year’s spooky spectacle brings a rare twist
- The best minimalist wallet for 2020
- NASA chief calls for prioritizing Venus after surprise find hints at alien life
- YouTube is adding a new Shorts feature to rival TikTok and Instagram Reels
- Paul Rudd, world’s youngest 51-year-old, tells fellow kids to mask up
- Jonathan Majors to join MCU as villain Kang the Conquerer, report says
- TikTok ban won’t prevent employees from being paid, US says in filing