On-line group app Notion was experiencing technical difficulties this morning and college students, undertaking managers, and different customers — like me — who depend on it to prepare our calendars are having minor freak-outs.
The corporate mentioned in a tweet round 8:30AM ET that it was “experiencing a DNS concern, inflicting the location to not resolve for a lot of customers.” The corporate didn’t present a lot further element, however some speculated that it might need to do with Notion’s net handle: notion.so. The “so” suffix is the area for the nation of Somalia, and a deleted tweet from Notion requested if anybody knew individuals in Somalia.
We’re experiencing a DNS concern, inflicting the location to not resolve for a lot of customers. We’re actively trying into this concern.
— Notion Standing (@NotionStatus) February 12, 2021
The app is especially used as a office collaboration device, however it has develop into fashionable amongst informal customers — together with teenagers on TikTok, who use it to prepare their class schedules. Customers complaining about not with the ability to entry Notion on Friday morning prompt now is likely to be the time for the corporate, which was valued at $2 billion in April 2020, to make offline entry a precedence in future variations.
Round 11AM ET, the corporate mentioned the DNS issue was resolved and customers ought to start to see service restored. The corporate confirmed it was placing protections in place to stop future points in an emailed assertion to The Verge:
The rationale for the downtime this morning was a really uncommon DNS concern that occurred on the registry operator stage. Our engineers jumped on it instantly and resolved the problem – we’re again up now. We’re in contact with the registry operator and registrar placing protocols in place in order that we are able to keep away from one of these incident from repeating sooner or later. This was a really uncommon chain of occasions to happen.
To this point my Notion web page continues to be down, so if I’m late to a Zoom assembly at the moment, sorry boss, I attempted. I imply, what are we purported to do, write down our to-do lists on paper like olden occasions? (I try this, too, tbh. I’ve group points).