On line workspace startup Notion hit by using outage, citing DNS issues

Notion, the online work environment startup that was last year valued at over $2 billion , was knocked offline after a DNS outage.

The collaborative online office and document service was not loading as of around 9 a.m. ET on Friday, preventing anyone who relies on the service from accessing their cloud-stored data.

In a since-deleted tweet, Notion asked if “any users have a contact at Name.com,” the web host that Notion relies on for its domain name. In a reply, Name.com said it was “working with the owners of this domain to address this issue as quickly as possible.” Notion replied: “Could you let us know where you’re messaging us to address this?”

The now-partially deleted tweet thread noting the apparent Notion outage. (Image: TechCrunch)

In a statement shortly after its first tweet went out, Notion told TechCrunch: “We’re experiencing a DNS issue, causing the site to not resolve for many users. We are actively looking into this issue, and will update you with more information as we receive it via < a href="https://twitter.com/NotionStatus"> our status what the on Twitter. ”

Notion didn’t tell him specifically what the DNS issue is regarded as. Domain name servers, or DNS, is a crucial part of how the internet works. When you go to visit a website, your browser uses a DNS server to convert web addresses to machine-readable IP addresses to search for where a web page is located on the internet. But once a website or its DNS web server is not configured correctly, it can leading cause the website not to load.

It’s not clear just who is responsible for this particular DNS issue. Each time reached, a spokesperson for Manufacturer. com did not immediately comment, and after that Sonic. so , the Somali-based estatuir that oversees the. so country-code top level domain on which Myth relies, did not return a request comment.

We’ll algorithm once we know more.

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