YouTube experienced brief outage today

Early on Thursday morning YouTube went offline.  At this time it is unknown the exact cause of the service being unavailable but at the time bookmarked YouTube videos were still accessible and direct video links.

There are many possible causes as to why the service could have suffered the outage, a botched upgrade, a DDOS attack, or possible even equipment unexpectedly becoming faulty along with the backups failing too, as Microsoft experienced not too long ago.

While the cause is not currently known, there is some speculation that it may be related to Chinese hackers but at this time it is too early to determine the cause of the downtime.  We're awaiting a comment from Google spokespeople on the downtime.

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"OMG an outage, we are going to die! Oh ****!"

C'mon, why do we have to do a ruckus, each time does this happen? They are all websites, not some god - server machine. An outage can happen because human being is imperfect, so, why do we need to do a ruckus each time one of the most famous sites goes down? I still don't understand.

ManOfMystery said,
So now every time a website goes down in the United States everyone's going to blame it on China??

I doubt that, but I believe its because Youtube is owned by Google they believe it 'may' be Chinese Hackers.

ManOfMystery said,
So now every time a website goes down in the United States everyone's going to blame it on China??

They have credible reason. Google owns YouTube, and China's upset with Google right now. If they can't openly be attacking Google itself, go for a subsidiary, right?

...but then again, someone may have tripped over a power cord that they shouldn't have.

Edited by smartin0115, Mar 25 2010, 4:51pm :

InsaneNutter said,
en.wikipedia.org wasn't accessible for at least an hour last night either, must be a conspiracy!

it's still not loading correctly. all the formatting is weird on most pages.

InsaneNutter said,
en.wikipedia.org wasn't accessible for at least an hour last night either, must be a conspiracy!

Wikipedia's issue was a comedy of errors. Their EU datacentre was overheating, so they redirected the traffic to the datacentre in Florida (which is supposed to act as a backup), but the DNS didn't reroute properly and brought the whole thing down.

That same reason is why some people are still having issues, the DNS caches need to refresh, and until they all do that, some people will continue to have issues.

Edited by Majesticmerc, Mar 25 2010, 1:35pm :

Im all for respecting china for what it does in its own country
But they def have no right to do this, and im less sympathetic to them after things like this

Neoauld said,
Im all for respecting china for what it does in its own country
But they def have no right to do this, and im less sympathetic to them after things like this

Why do you assume it's their fault for this?! Any proof?

Neoauld said,
Im all for respecting china for what it does in its own country
But they def have no right to do this, and im less sympathetic to them after things like this

Where is China implicated at all?!

Oh noes the world will end!

But seriously its probably hackers because system failure would mean you really wouldn't be able to watch videos either.