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Friday 18 April 2014

Facebook down because of glitch

Facebook said a change to its domain name system set-up led to some users being unable to access the site

Facebook said some users were briefly unable to access the site because of a technical glitch.

The social networking site with more than one billion users worldwide said on Monday it made a change to its domain name system set-up. The change resulted in some users temporarily not being able to reach the site.

The problem was detected and the site is now fully back.

A DNS acts like a phone book for the Internet, translating a domain name like facebook.com into a number that points to a specific host computer.

Facebook did not say how many users were affected or for how long. Some technology blogs say the problems lasted about 20 minutes.

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