A number of big-name web-based services are suffering from intermittent outages across the UK, it seems. Services like Instagram, TikTok, Zoom, and a ton more are unavailable for some.
Issues began appearing around 10:15 UK time, with services failing. I was able to get some websites to load by switching DNS servers away from Google’s 22.214.171.124 and using CloudFlare’s 126.96.36.199, but now I just have different services and websites failing.
If you’re suffering the only fix seems likely to be time — and waiting for whatever’s broken to be fixed. Interestingly, the same services appear to be working just fine elsewhere, suggesting this is a problem specific to UK-based infrastructure. Virgin Media, a large UK internet service provider, is also reported as experiencing issues although it isn’t clear whether that’s a symptom or a root cause at this time.
A current list of services that are reported as affected by Downdetector include”
- Virgin Media
- Blizzard Battle.net
- and more.