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Major websites down as Cloudflare suffers outage

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Some popular websites across the globe were hit with a downtime following an unexpected outage suffered by the American content delivery network, Cloudflare.

Techcrunch reported that the Cloudflare outage affected popular services such as Discord, Omegle, DoorDash, Crunchyroll, NordVPN, and Feedly.

The outage which started around 07:34 AM Nigerian time also affected other popular services including Zerodha, Medium.com, news outlet Register, Groww, Buffer, iSpirt, Upstox and Social Blade.

The internet infrastructure firm said it is investigating the “widespread” issue.

“A critical P0 incident was declared at approximately 06:34AM UTC. Connectivity in Cloudflare’s network has been disrupted in broad regions.

“Eyeballs attempting to reach Cloudflare sites in impacted regions will observe 500 errors. The incident impacts all data plane services in our network. We will continue updating you when we have more information,” an official statement from Cloudflare read.

John Graham-Cumming, CTO of Cloudflare, said on a Hacker News thread that it’s not a worldwide outage, but “a lot of places” are impacted. “Problem with our backbone. We know what. Rollbacks etc. happening,” he said.

Users have indicated that Coinbase, Shopify, and League of Legends are also facing issues, according to DownDetector, a crowdsourced web monitoring tool that tracks outages.

However, Gadgets Africa gathered that the issue has been resolved by CLoudfar as major websites that were inaccessible as of the time of the outage are now back online.

Cloudflare says it has identified the issue and is rolling out a fix. Several businesses are confirming that they are beginning to come online.

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