Akamai Edge DNS goes down, takes a chunk of the internet with it

Akamai’s Edge DNS service went down on Thursday morning, US West Coast time, knocking over its customers’ websites as it fell. As of 0909 PDT (1609 UTC), the status page of Akamai – which sites around the world rely upon to deliver content among other services – said, “We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service.”

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