Cloudflare DNS error took out half the Internet the other day

If you noticed the other day that you weren’t able to access your favorite sites, then this could be the reason.

Cloudflare experienced issues with their DNS service, resulting in an outage across parts of their network. This caused numerous sites that rely on their service to go down.

The issue has since been identified and fixed. Cloudflare clarified that it was not an attack, but rather just an outage caused by an error.

Cloudflare’s CEO Matthew Prince explained in a Tweet that a router in Atlanta had an error that caused bad routes across their network.

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As Techcrunch explains, DNS or Domain Name System connects domains (like our blog, to IP addresses. If either goes down, the site becomes unreachable regardless if our server is up or not.

According to reports, more than 80++ websites, apps, and services were affected, such as Cloudflare, Google, Discord, Valorant, League of Legends, Valorant, Shopify, Crunchyroll, 4chan, Wattpad, Facebook, Coinbase, and Minecraft, among others.

It is estimated that approximately 40% of the internet was not accessible during the outage.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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