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Breaking: Amazon Down! Anyone Know What's Up?

Funnily enough reports are coming in saying that nothing wrong with Amazon Web Services’ S3 service is working just fine for everyone. Hey maybe they should use it sometime… okay just a bad joke on my part. Looks like the https version of the site is working.

A word from Amazon’s spokesperson:

The Amazon retail site was down for approximately 2 hours earlier today (beginning around 10:25) – and we’re bringing the site back up.

Amazon’s systems are very complex and on rare occasions, despite our best efforts, they may experience problems. We work to minimize any disruption and to get the site back as quickly as possible.

Amazon’s web services were not affected nor were our international sites.

13 Responses to “Breaking: Amazon Down! Anyone Know What's Up?”

  1. I am getting server not found on both versions, although the UK version is working, I want to access the US version is the any reason why its down?

  2. They are still down.

    Wish they atleast have a custom page showing that their web site is down or having issues.

    HTTP 1.1 ” Wonder what the users might think about this.

    Cheers, Nag

  3. “Funnily enough reports are coming in saying that nothing wrong with Amazon Web Services’ S3 service is working just fine for everyone.”

    Um… Is that a sentence?

    Sorry, I’m usually very tolerant of grammatical fumbles, but that one is beyond the pale.

  4. Michael Katcher

    Ironically, I had just come to this site to find that link Stacy posted a couple weeks ago about a website that checks to see if a website is down or if it’s just you. Guess I don’t need it now.