A sweeping internet outage briefly took down several major websites on Thursday, including Google, Amazon, Fidelity, Costco, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Capital One and Vanguard.
Many of the sites were loading slowly or showing “DNS failure” messages.
Akamai, a cloud computing company that operates a content delivery network service, which helps move data across the internet, said it was experiencing some problems that appeared to be responsible for the outages.
“We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service,” the company said in a statement. “We are actively investigating the issue.”
The company said at 12:47 p.m. ET that it “implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations.”
We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated.
— Akamai Technologies