Netflix Down Again... @ tk here on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 12:04 PM
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Netflix Down Again...

If you're planning on grabbing some DVDs at, you're likely to be greeted with this message rather than it's normal site.

The Netflix web site is temporarily unavailable.
Thanks for logging on. We're sorry that our Web site is temporarily unavailable. We're working on it as fast as we can so thanks for your patience. Don't worry about your DVDs -- our distribution centers nationwide are humming as usual right now so you should receive your next shipment without delay.
-- Your friends at Netflix

That's because Netflix is down. Is it a site error? Ran out of DVDs? A belated labor day? No one except Netflix seems to know what's going on, except that this isn't the first time it's happened, probably not the last time either.

Maybe Netflix does this now and then to stay in the news? But one thing's for sure, no site = no customers.

Update: And it's back up for now. Begin countdown to next outage... 3, 2, 1...


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On 05 September, 2007 12:17, Anonymous said...

It was down for 22 hrs July 23-24. Here's what investor relations had to say about that outage:

"Thank you for your email. The outage was caused by an issue with our database. Correcting the problem required us to carefully coordinate a series of complex technical systems, which accounted for the time offline. We have built safeguards to try to avoid this type of outage again. Meanwhile, the Netflix network of 44 hubs and more than 100 points of DVD distribution were humming along as usual.

Best regards,

Netflix Investor Relations"

On 05 September, 2007 12:52, tk said...

I suppose the safeguards aren't working too well, seeing that the last error was only a couple of months back. But then again, database problems are hard to fix, especially huge ones.

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