Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

Earlier today we experienced two seperate but related network faults that affected a number of customers. We take the availability of our network very seriously, and with the the impact of these incidents being much larger than usual, we felt it warranted a post-mortem. At 11:15pm on Monday 2nd July, we performed some routine maintenance on our IPv6 network. Following the change, our engineering team … Continue reading Network Incident: 3rd July 2018

Sick and tired of the internet being slow? 1.1.1.1 makes it faster

April Fools day is normally filled with internet pranks, creative advertising and implausible stories. And so, when we saw that CloudFlare and APNIC had put together some marketing on a new DNS service, we thought it must be just another April Fools prank. It’s anything but. What is DNS? DNS is the way the internet finds things using “domain names”. It translates human readable addresses (like … Continue reading Sick and tired of the internet being slow? 1.1.1.1 makes it faster