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Internet Outage Briefly Brings Down Many Websites – WSJ

imageWebsites for airlines, financial companies and numerous other businesses briefly went down Thursday amid a far-reaching problem at an internet-services provider.

Akamai Technologies Inc., a maker of software that supports companies’ online presence, reported a service disruption that rippled across high-profile websites and cloud-computing operations, including those of Fidelity Investments Inc., Oracle Corp.and others.

In a message posted shortly after noon, Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai said that it was investigating an issue with its domain-name-system service, a fundamental building block of the internet.

“We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations.We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated,” Timothy Whitman, a spokesman for the company, said in an email.

Within roughly an hour, Akamai said on its website that its systems were operational again.The outage wasn’t the result of a cyberattack, the company said.

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