Large chunks of the internet are down due a DNS issue

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If you can’t access online services like Sony’s PlayStation Network and Steam, as well as websites like Airbnb, you’re not the only one. Starting at approximately 11:20AM ET, Downdetector began logging a spike in outage reports across a variety of online services and websites. Outside of PSN and Steam, some of the more notable platforms people can’t seem to connect to include LastPass, TikTok and UPS. Visiting the PlayStation Store and other affected websites, they come back with a DNS error. 

Based on Twitter reports, the source of the problem is Akamai, one of the largest content delivery networks in the world. “We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service,” the company said in an update on its website posted at 12:09PM ET. “We are actively investigating the issue.” As of the writing of this article, Akamai has not said what’s causing the issue.    
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