Facebook and all of its services, including Instagram and WhatsApp, appear to have completely disappeared from the internet. And I don’t just mean that the services are down—their domains are for sale.
You probably noticed that Facebook and its services were inaccessible this morning. Well, after a couple hours of radio silence, users discovered that the company’s domains have simply disappeared. Evidence shows that these domains were pulled from global routing tables—an odd situation, given that Facebook owns its own registrar.
In other words, someone within Facebook pulled its websites and services from the global internet. Hackers may be responsible, but given what we know, it like someone working for Facebook decided to pull the plug. Either that, or a critical hardware failure brought everything offline.