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Thousands of websites were down worldwide due to a failure of Akamai, a key provider

2021-07-22T17:00:44.654Z

The fall of the service that stores and duplicates content for websites affected large global platforms.



07/22/2021 1:47 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Technology

Updated 07/22/2021 1:47 PM

Thousands of Internet pages around the world went down this Thursday at noon due to a failure of

Akamai

, one of the largest website redirection services.

Akamai is a content distribution service: it puts servers around the world so that corporate content can access local versions at a higher speed.

Apparently, the company experienced 

problems with its DNS server

,

affecting almost 30,000 websites around the world

, from Argentine media to large online sales platforms, banks and video games.

News in development.

SL

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