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Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
15:09168.77 ms. 
18:30178.01 ms.
13:20180.57 ms. 
16:19174.86 ms.
20:39190.79 ms. 
02:04174.15 ms.
15:17169.24 ms. 
05:22177.1 ms.
15:43191.02 ms. 
17:46177.11 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 06:46

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Having Problems with Accessing
Jay Martin · 3 April 2016 - 18:56
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Changing my IP address to Japan allowed me to access the site.

John Hartley · 1 April 2016 - 14:17
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

its bad for me since we are haveing nation wide net issues in australia as well as this site & i have a payed account

Zidane Wong · 1 April 2016 - 14:08
· · Firefox 1B7D on Windows

not sure what is inhibiting overseas users, but using a japan vpn to acquire a japan ip will allow you to get into the site

Bowei Zhang · 1 April 2016 - 11:26
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Jumping through a Japanese proxy works for me. I spawned an EC2 instance in Tokyo region, and used ssh as a SOCKS server.

Yoann Boissel · 1 April 2016 - 11:25
· · Opera Next 36.0.2130.46 on Windows

From niconico:

Dear Niconico Users,

Thank you for using Niconico.

Currently, there is a reoccurring network issue that inhibits users from
accessing the Niconico website .

A reoccurring network issue has developed as of March 31st that inhibits
users from accessing the Niconico website.

Period of Occurrence:
From: 5:20pm (JST), March 31, 2016 Until: Present

Affected Areas:
The entire Niconico website is affected.
It is expected to take up to several days for this issue to be resolved.

Please accept our apologies for this great inconvenience.
We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you very much.


Haruka Natsume Ashiya · 1 April 2016 - 11:22
· · Chrome 38.0 on Windows

oh dear...

Ariq Hazazi · 1 April 2016 - 11:04
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

its bloody weird tbh ... i cant have myordinary ll]ife without nico2 :V

Peleus Achellis · 1 April 2016 - 09:15
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

I was changed my ip to Japan but it's still not work

Nguyen Viet Cuong · 1 April 2016 - 08:33
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

Does anyone else can access to nicovideo? Site has been down over 24 hours and i see somebody still upload new video but i can't watch it, i'm try use japan proxy but it not work.

Philip Glassmeyer · 1 April 2016 - 00:20
· · Firefox 45.0 on Windows

Andy Hare why would they block foreign ip's if they have a full english site option?

Mike Mike · 31 March 2016 - 22:40
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

i sent a ticket to a niconico operater, but the operater runs on japanese time 10:00〜18:00

John Hartley · 31 March 2016 - 22:35
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

Andy Hare i can acsess the pc virsion on my phone but not on pc why is this ? & my phone is going thrue my home wifi the same as my pc

John Hartley · 31 March 2016 - 22:24
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

i can acsess the pc virsion on my phone but not on pc

John Hartley · 31 March 2016 - 22:13
· · Firefox 44.0 on Windows

just got google to trancelate one of the messages & from what i gather there haveing network issues some things work & some things dont if some one can trancelate it better that would be great because my understanding is not %100 hears the link

Always I received available niconico, Thank you very much.

Under the following period, niconico is difficult to use, it can not be the problem had been occurring.
Currently, we have restored.

[Occurrence period]
2016 03 May 31, around 00 pm 20 minutes early to 22 pm 17 years

【Impact range】
Smiling service the entire

Inconvenience to the user of everyone, apologize inconvenience very sorry.
Thank you niconico future.

Always Thank you very much for your use of the niconico.

Currently, niconico is difficult to use, can not issue has occurred.

[Occurrence period]
To 03, May 31, day 17 hour 20 minutes around 2016 (in occurs intermittently)

Network failure

Inconvenience to the user of everyone, we apologize for that we apologize inconvenience.

ジェームズ君 · 31 March 2016 - 20:59
· · Opera Next 36.0.2130.46 on Mac

Duncan Jacobs What kind of Japanese IP did you use?

Duncan Jacobs · 31 March 2016 - 19:37
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Just checked with a Japanese IP and it works, so is not down. If it is down for you, you have been blocked.

Ariq Hazazi · 31 March 2016 - 17:24
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

hold on, ch.nicovideo can be accessed, news.nicovideo can be accessed... but the main page cant

Ariq Hazazi · 31 March 2016 - 17:20
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

really ???? but why doe ????

Andy Hare · 31 March 2016 - 17:18
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

It doesn't seem like it actually is. The niconico smartphone app is working fine, even via wi-fi. Maybe they've just blocked access to web browsers on foreign IP addresses?

Duncan Jacobs · 31 March 2016 - 17:15
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Interesting fact: works. I can even login to my account. But once I try to go back to, it doesn't work again. Perhaps they started IP blocking?

Ariq Hazazi · 31 March 2016 - 16:12
· · Chrome 49.0 on Windows

why is it down tho ?????

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