Multiple Major Websites Down Amid Akamai Outage

An Akamai outage is affecting multiple major websites, many of which are down or experiencing issues at the current time.

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Affected websites include Amazon.com, HBO Max, UPS, Steam, PlayStation Network, LastPass, The Home Depot, Costco, American Express, and tons more. Some of these outages are regional, so not all users will see all affected sites impacted.

According to Apple's System Status page, iCloud Backup, ‌iCloud‌ Mail, ‌iCloud‌ Storage Upgrades, and Photos are experiencing issues that could be related to the outage.

Akamai says that it is actively investigating the issue and is aware of a problem with the Edge DNS service. It is not clear when the issue will be resolved.

Today's outage mirrors a Fastly outage that occured in June, bringing websites like Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, Hulu, and more down.

Top Rated Comments

LeeTom Avatar
26 weeks ago

…you deal with them in the same manner that 80s businesses dealt with each other.
Hookers and blow. Got it.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zombierunner Avatar
26 weeks ago
never heard of akamai
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
26 weeks ago

never heard of akamai
They are one of the oldest if not the oldest CDN. They have way greater coverage than Fastly or even Cloudflair... but they are also old and you deal with them in the same manner that 80s businesses dealt with each other.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
26 weeks ago

They are one of the oldest if not the oldest CDN. They have way greater coverage than Fastly or even Cloudflair... but they are also old and you deal with them in the same manner than 80s businesses dealt with each other.
Apple was an initial investor in Akamai. You’d think Apple fans would know that. /s
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mrjetsondc Avatar
26 weeks ago

Is this affecting iMessages? No one’s replying back to me.
it’s all good bro. Your mom says hi.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
26 weeks ago

never heard of akamai
They have been around for a very long time, they are what you call a CDN (content delivery network). If you check either the WWDC or Macworld demos from 1998 or 1999, Steve Jobs demoed they use of it to stream trailers through Quicktime.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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