BREAKING | Paytm, FedEx, Airbnb, HSBC & Others Down As Akamai Faces Global Outage

New Delhi: Servers of digital payment platform Paytm went down on Thursday evening resulting in customers across the country facing issues while make payments or performing other transactions. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma acknowledged the issue and said Akamai seems to be going through an outage.

“Akamai seems to be going thru an outage,” Sharma posted on Twitter.

Akamai, too, confirmed a global outage.

Akamai is a global content delivery network, cybersecurity, and cloud service company, providing web and Internet security services various leading tech platforms including Paytm.

“We are aware of an emerging issue with the Edge DNS service. We are actively investigating the issue. If you have questions or are experiencing impact due to this issue, please contact Akamai Technical Support. In the interest of time, we are providing you the most current information available, which is subject to changes, corrections, and updates,” Akamai said in a statement.

According to initial reports, other major tech platforms such as FedEx, Paytm Money, NDTV, Cricinfo, Cricbuzz, Hotstar, SonyLiv, Airbnb and HSBC also faced similar outages.

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