The reason Gibson.com has been offline for 3 days so far, is because they are hosted with Amazon.com Web Services (AWS), which is currently suffering network latency and connectivity errors that started in the morning of April 21st. More specifically, Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service and its Relational Database Service are down.
There were a few brief outages in the past, but this is probably the first time AWS was down for the longest. Too bad Gibson.com, as well as other big sites, are suffering some serious downtime, not to mention losing potential customers as well.
Click here to see what other members are saying about the major outage.
Click here to read an article by CNN regarding the outage.
Update: Gibson.com seems to be back online since around 4 AM EST today (04/24). No official announcement from Gibson as to what happened yet.