Welcome to downrightnow!

Welcome!  downrightnow is a new service that monitors the status of popular web sites to let you know when there’s a service disruption.  If you’ve ever been frustrated by an error message or other issue when checking email, managing a blog, or using a social network and you didn’t know where to turn, downrightnow is for you.

Sample service status box

We’ll tell you if other users have also been reporting service trouble so you’ll know if there’s a widespread problem.  We automatically track official company announcements and provide links to the best information about service changes so you can follow the latest updates.  And we make it easy to stay informed about service issues through our web site, RSS feeds and Twitter updates.

Report an Issue interfaceToday, downrightnow tracks a handful of the most widely used blog, email and social networking services: Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Facebook, Ning, and Twitter.  We’ll be looking to expand our roster of services in the future and we welcome your suggestions.

Please explore the web site and read our FAQ to learn more about how downrightnow works.  And most importantly, don’t forget to stop by and submit a report when you notice a service issue!  We’ve also made it easy to report outages on Twitter.

Thanks for visiting!


Very cool site! May I suggest that you add WordPress to the blogs status section?

Comment by Elizabeth K. Barone
August 6, 2009 @ 12:28 pm EST

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for the suggestion! We’ll be looking to expand our lineup of services soon and WordPress.com is definitely on our radar. One potential speedbump is the confusion between the WordPress.com hosted blog service and the WordPress self-installed blog software (for example, it’s difficult to filter Twitter updates for reports about the hosted service specifically). We’ll see what we can do. Are there frequent service issues at WordPress.com?

Comment by downrightnow
August 6, 2009 @ 12:48 pm EST

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downrightnow monitors the status of your favorite web services, combining user reports and official announcements to tell you when there's service trouble.

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