Websites of airlines, banks, tech companies back online after brief global outage

July 22 (Reuters) – Several airlines, banks, and tech websites came back online after a brief outage on Thursday afternoon, the third such widespread incident detected in just two months and triggered social media alarms.

Delta Air Lines websites (FROM N), Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST.O), American Express (AXP.N) and home depot (HD.N) failed and indicated errors in the Domain Name System (DNS).

Akamai Technologies cloud service provider (AKAM.O) had issued a warning about its “Edge DNS” service incident and noted a “partial failure” on its website.

“We have implemented a solution to this problem, and based on recent observations, the service is back to normal,” a tweet later said.

Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) said it is monitoring the global problem related to a cloud-based DNS solution provider affecting access to many Internet resources, including its own cloud services.

DNS is a service that translates human-readable domain names into machine-readable IP addresses, connects it to a server, and provides the requested page on the user’s phone or laptop.

In June there were multiple outages on social media, government and news websites around the world.

Around 3,500 users have reported problems with Airbnb (ABNB.O) Website while nearly 1,500 Home Depot (HD.N) Users reported problems, according to the Downdetector outage tracking website.

Reporting by Chavi Mehta and Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Arrangement by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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