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Many popular websites went offline on Thursday during a widespread global service outage.
Visitors attempting to access certain sites received DNS errors, meaning their queries could not reach the websites.
Affected services included Airbnb, UPS, HSBC bank, British Airways and the PlayStation network used for online gaming.
A popular DNS provider, Akamai, has reported "an emerging problem " with its Edge DNS service.
It has now tweeted that the problem has been fixed and "the service is resuming normal operations ".
The plate- Internet failure monitoring form DownDetector had reported thousands of problems from its users on dozens of platforms. Hfrance.fr is not responsible for the content of external sites. See the original tweet on Twitter
Previously it said the problem was "partial failure " - and some users reported that they were able to access some compromised services in different regions.
While some websites have started to appear again to users in Europe and the United States, others in Asian countries continued to report problems.
DNS - short for Domain Name System - turns web addresses readable by the man we use, such as Hfrance.fr.com, in addresses that point to a computer server somewhere online.
Interrupts mean souwind that a web browser cannot find the content it is looking for.
Other affected services reported by DownDetector include:
- Banks such as Barclays, Lloyds, TSB and Halifax
- Gaming services including Steam, Call of Duty and EA
- Streaming services on Channel 4 and ITV
This is the second such outage in two months.
In June, cloud computing provider Fastly had an interrupted service which removed a lot of high profile websites around the world, including many international newspapers and government websites.
In this case, it later appeared that a change settings by a client inadvertently affected the entire infrastructure.