Internet God Google's primary and secondary DNS servers are down. Are you having trouble accessing certain parts of the web? This is probably why. Let us explain.
Google's public DNS servers—the freely provided domain-name resolution service used to look up addresses and connect to the internet—have been intermittently out over the last hour. According to Google, its public DNS serves on average more than 130 billion queries per day from 70 million IP addresses, so today's outage is affecting millions. Some of those millions of people include the entire Gawker Media office in New York City, thus leaving the job of writing this post to the West Coast Editor.
Currently little is known about why Google's servers went down. In the meantime, if you'd like to fix your internet, here's how, courtesy of Lifehacker.
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