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YouTube Down – May 3
YouTube down? We have been receiving reports for the past 90 minutes that users are not able to access YouTube. Upon further testing, it looks like the YouTube CDN (static file server) is down. All images are not currently being served (see screenshot below) but videos and everything else (commenting, searching, etc.) appears to be working as normal. To the casual YouTube user, it looks like the site is down. Please leave a comment if you are noticing any other issues.
YouTube had two outages in February but since then it’s been smooth sailing.
Update: 9:15am Eastern – some are now reporting via IPTools that the DNS for YouTube has been hacked. This may or may not be valid as IPTools lookup is quite crap – if you do a search for youtube.com you get back anything with youtube in it – just try microsoft.com to see the results.
Update: 9:17am Eastern – additional reports are coming in that embedded videos are also down, we can confirm that videos on CN from YouTube are not loading.
Update: YouTube is back. You may resume cat video watching.