Just after 5PM ET today, one of our vendors, Cloudflare, which protects DRMetrix.com, AdSphere™, and AVS™ from DOS (denial of service) attacks went offline. This is a very rare event which likely is impacting thousands of websites that use Cloudflare’s service. At the time of this writing, we can’t reach cloudflare.com but we did call their offices and they are aware of the problem and have their engineers working on it. We’re sure this will make some news later today. We hope Cloudflare is able to quickly resolve their issues!
5:36PM Update – DRMetrix sites appear to be back online. During the outage, we checked other popular websites such as uber.com, authy.com, yelp.com, and many others were also offline.
The following is from Cloudflare’s website:
Cloudflare System Status
Investigating – Cloudflare is investigating issues with Cloudflare Resolver and our edge network in certain locations.
Customers using Cloudflare services in certain regions are impacted as requests might fail and/or errors may be displayed.
Data Centers impacted include: SJC, DFW, SEA, LAX, ORD, IAD, EWR, ATL, LHR, AMS, FRA, CDG
Jul 17, 21:37 UTC