Cloudflare outage wrecks large chunks of internet

According to its status page, Cloudflare experienced an outage on Tuesday morning.

Cloudflare's technology powers many other sites and services on the Internet.

And according to DownDetector, the outage affected a range of different sites, including Discord, Shopify, Grindr, Fitbit and Peleton

This issue started reporting around 2:30 AM ET.

The company reported that it resolved the issue by 4:06AM ET.

The issues were most problematic for users of Cloudflare's own DNS lookup service.

Multiple Verge staff members found that they were unable to access any websites during the outage while using Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS service.

Thankfully, it is easy to fix this issue. What you have to do is, change your DNS configuration.

You can found it simply by switching back to using ISP's default DNS settings resolved most of your issues.

Cloudflare has experienced similar issues in the past like July and August 2020.

This is not a good for a company advertising its services as a way to reduce downtime.