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downdetector.com show more with a service' recurrent incident

Have you been using, or watching, downdetector.com as your primary resource to monitor your digital service performance, if not unscheduled downtime, for a long time, and have been going back and forth for it? It's where some people like us, technology savvy and the curious we knew, go to quickly learn about some digital services, whether household or corporate resource are being affected, and the impact of others, associated or not, with those in the current incident, as they are listed, either in the mobile app or its website counterpart.  Did you know that there are few services that never gets to the list, too? We'll give them 5 star if we can. While the majority of those companies and brands in its categories including telecommunications, finance, internet, social media and gaming, shows up repeatedly. This is true regardless of where your country, which a present disruption and instability is happening, the moment you checked the status of a service,  and if trying to be

What to watch out for when DNS moves to Cloudflare

Cloudflare has an excellent DNS service offered free and available to all its plans. When moving your DNS service, you'd notice upon adding your domain name or it's called websites with the "Add a site" button in Cloudflare dashboard, records are automatically drawn or pulled in which enables you to verify if everything is there. For years this particular function has been flawless and it never disappoint. What you need to do is make sure to disable every proxy enabled in each records before finally changing your name servers with your domain name registrar. The switch can happen immediately leaving the function of your registrar's DNS the moment you changed and applied the name servers provided by Cloudflare to finally use its DNS service. Most of the time, services and applications breaks with Cloudflare's proxy, enabled by default, which means they will be down due mostly to your DNS configuration. Not necessarily the services and applications involved as w