Twitter users on Thursday flooded the platform after the food delivery company Zomato's website and mobile application crashed, hours before getting listed on the BSE and NSE. "Can I get some shares as my refund?" a user tweeted.
Cloud service company Akamai experienced a service disruption, causing Zomato's server crash.
"Our app is down, due to a widespread Akamai outage. Our teams are working to ensure all orders placed are delivered asap," Zomato tweeted.
Zomato's Initial Public Offer (IPO) launched a few days ago. The food delivery startup had priced its IPO at Rs 76 apiece. Its Rs 9375 crore was subscribed 38.25 times. The portion reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIB) was subscribed 51.79 times, non-institutional investors attracted 32.96 times subscription and retail segment 7.45 times. The share will be listed on both BSE and NSE.
The servers of digital payment platform Paytm were also down resulting in customers across the country facing issues while making transactions.
This is the second major internet outage to hit the world since the one on June 8. It affected several applications, airlines like Delta, online stores such as Amazon and Myntra, food delivery apps such as Zomato, OTT platforms like Disney + Hotstar and games like Call of Duty.
Paytm's founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma acknowledged said that Akamai seems to be going through an outage.
“Akamai seems to be going thru an outage,” Sharma posted on Twitter.
Akamai implemented a fix for this issue about an hour later and the service resumed normal operations, the company said. "We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated," it added.