Just got a message from Eric Haskins pointing out that www.amazon.com is having troubles. Surfing there indicates:
An error occurred when we tried to process your request. Rest assured, we're already working on the problem and expect to resolve it shortly.
If you were trying to make a purchase, please check Your Account to confirm that the order was placed.
We apologize for the inconvenience. "
Looks like my wife's one-click-shopping habit (a.k.a., crack for geeks) will be on hold for a bit.
Interesting, fellow handlers Swa "I'm software, not human" Frantzen mentions that the various country Amazon.com sites are down too, except for Japan.
Now, amazon.com looks OK from a whois lookup at www.internic.net (record points to Network Solutions) and from a Network Solutions whois lookup.
I just now checked, and they seem to be back up... so, intermittent problem fixed? For now... It's not the end of the world.
Aug 21st 2006
1 decade ago