The CMA website has been briefly offline from time to time on at least two occasions in the past week (and today as well). There's no mystery as to why: The database which powers the website has been getting bogged down due to increases in traffic to the website. (Some techie types refer to a related phenomenon as being slashdotted.)
The reason for the uptick in traffic is no surprise, given what we've been up to lately and all the coverage this has gotten -- plus there's more anticipated coverage coming.
Fortunately, downtimes the website has had have been brief. What's more CMA's ISP has been alerted to today's variant of the problem and has been quick to make repairs. Please note that if the website appears to be offline, we encourage you simply to return to the website again later. Thanks for your understanding.
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