Cloudflare is currently experiencing an outage, according to its status page. Cloudflare’s technology powers numerous other sites and services across the internet, and the outage appears to be affecting a range of different sites, including Discord, Shopify, Grindr, Fitbit, and Peleton, according to Downdetector. The problems appear to have started at around 2:30 AM ET. As of 3:20 AM ET Cloudflare reports that “a fix is being implemented.”
The issues are most problematic if you’re a user of Cloudflare’s own DNS lookup service. Multiple Virgin staff members found they were unable to access any websites at all during the outage as a result of using Cloudflare’s 22.214.171.124 DNS service. Thankfully, the fix here is simple: change your DNS configuration. I found that simply switching back to using my ISP’s default DNS settings resolved most of my issues.
The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.
– Cloudflare (@Cloudflare) June 21, 2022
Cloudflare has experienced similar issues in the past such as in July and August 2020. It’s not a good look for a company that advertises its services as a way to reduce downtime.