BY UDITA SHREE

Cloudflare Broke The Internet, Literally

Cloudflare encountered a blackout on Tuesday morning.

Cloudflare's innovation abilities various sites and administrations across the web,

And the outage seemed to impact a range of different sites, including Discord, and Shopify.

Reports of issues began at around 2:30 AM ET. Cloudflare announced that it settled the issue at 4:06 AM ET.

The issues were most problematic for users of Cloudflare’s own DNS lookup service.

Multiple Verge staff members found they were unable to access any websites at all.

"The outage was caused by a change that was part of a long-running project to increase resilience in our busiest locations."

-Cloudflare

Cloudflare has encountered the same issues in July and August 2020.

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