Yahoo and Microsoft’s Bing.com have recently admitted to suffering a short outage of service for approximately 20 minutes. This was reportedly from Twitter and other website-monitoring services that were available at that time. Briefly after the outage, Bing.com has quickly been live, up and running again but Yahoo’s search engine that is using and powered by Bing (you can find this at search.yahoo.com) was still down for a couple of minutes more than Microsoft.
During the brief outages of these two powerful search engines, going on Yahoo.com and entering a web search on the website will just redirect one to search.yahoo.com. Searching ”photos of dog” will leave you with a white blank page, or an error message instead of the search term you were looking for, or “photos of dog”.
Yahoo’s Bing and its outage of service was not resolved immediately. One website-monitoring service called IsItDownRightNow has made confirmations that the site was down and offline for a memorable period of time on one day. However, some individuals claim that the default IIS homepage shows up instead.
Given that Microsoft also has other Microsoft domains such as portal.office.com, hotmail, and outlook.com, various others claim that these domains were difficult to reach as well. However, there were no official reports that could confirm this claim directly. Both Yahoo and Microsoft have survived the outage and manage to appear functional soon after. Other website-monitorng services even report that there were no disruptions of service at all or even having zero data on the domains that were previously referenced. In addition to this, there were confirmed reports that Live.com also experienced its server being down at the same time that Bing.com was affected.
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