Yahoo Goes Down, “Server Hangup” Message Shows On Homepage

Yahoo homepage and Yahoo.com mail servers went down later today for approximately 40 minutes due to “server hangups”

Perhaps it was because Yahoo is now the second most visited website for videos, or maybe because of some new Facebook integration – whatever it may be, Yahoo’s homepage and the Yahoo.com mail servers all went down today for around 5:20 PM EST. The outage lasted approximately 40 minutes.

Yahoo’s homepage displayed the plain text message “Server Hangup” in web browsers all over the world.

Yahoo spokesperson Kryssa Guntrum stated via e-mail, “For a brief period this afternoon, Yahoo.com was inaccessible to some users. We have identified the issue and are working to correct it immediately. We know that this may have caused some inconvenience and we apologize to our users who might have been affected.”

The following was a tweet from the official Yahoo Twitter profile:

via e-Week