Reports are coming in that Amazon.com is down…and sure enough it is. I’ve got a ping into Amazon PR to see if this is something serious (for a site like this to go down on a week day, it probably is). If anyone has information on when it first went down, please let us know. It sounds like the outage has been for an extended period of time and is affecting international sites as well.
Update: It’s back up as of 12:30 PST, at least for me.
Further Update: From Amazon PR:
“The site was down briefly earlier today, but it’s back up and running now….”
“I’m afraid we don’t comment on our technology, except to say that these are complex systems, and we do our best to make sure they’re always functioning. When there are problems, we try to get them corrected as quickly as possible.
Thanks for checking.”