The homepage of Amazon.com was down Thursday afternoon for a short period. The homepage was inaccessible around 3 p.m. ET, and possibly before but appeared to be back in operation well within that hour. Direct links to product pages seemed to be working during the outage. The only thing visitors saw on the homepage during the incident was this message: “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” Amazon’s large hosting business, Amazon Web Services, reported normal operations throughout. The problem appear limited to the retail site’s homepage. The problem in accessing the site was widely noticed in social media. Amazon officials were not immediately available for comment.
Amazon Suffers Extended Downtime on Thursday
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).