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The above graph displays service status activity for Xkcd.com over the last 10 automatic checks. The blue bar displays the response time, which is better when smaller. If no bar is displayed for a specific time it means that the service was down and the site was offline.

Service Status History

DateTimePing Time DateTimePing Time
12:366.75 ms. 
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06:3210.62 ms. 
15:2413.6 ms.
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04:1510.45 ms.
13:5917.92 ms. 
16:3820.02 ms. 

* Times displayed are PT, Pacific Time (UTC/GMT 0)  |  Current server time is 20:42

We have tried pinging Xkcd website using our server and the website returned the above results. If xkcd.com is down for us too there is nothing you can do except waiting. Probably the server is overloaded, down or unreachable because of a network problem, outage or a website maintenance is in progress...

Can't Access Xkcd - Troubleshooting Instructions

If the site is UP but you cant access the page, try one of the below solutions:

Browser Related Problems

Force a full refresh for the site. This can be achieved by pressing CTRL + F5 keys at the same time on your favourite browser (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer, etc.)

Try alternative urls such as blag.xkcd.com, what-if.xkcd.com

Clear the temporary cache and cookies on your browser to make sure that you have the most recent version of the web page. For instructions choose your browser :

Fix DNS Problems

A Domain Name System (DNS) allows a site IP address (192.168.x.x) to be identified with words (*.com) in order to be remembered more easily, like a phonebook for websites. This service is usually provided by your ISP.

Clear your local DNS cache to make sure that you grab the most recent cache that your ISP has. For Windows - (Start > Command Prompt > type "ipconfig /flushdns" and hit enter). For details choose your operating system :

If you can access a website at office or from a 3G network yet it's not working on your computer, it is a good idea to use an alternative DNS service other than your ISPs. OpenDNS or Google Public DNS are both excellent and free public DNS services.

Check our help page for step-by-step instructions on how to change your DNS.

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Ben Hitchcock · 22 May 2014 - 23:43
Australia · PerthWeb, Pty. · Firefox 29.0 on Mac

Maybe the Time comic finally took over his server? I always find it funny when a very technical person has severe server issues :)

Alexandre Paradis · 22 May 2014 - 22:44
Canada · Videotron Ltee · Firefox 29.0 on Windows

No XKCD? Geekkind will collapse in 3 days.

Ademar Izu Gomes · 29 April 2013 - 13:13
Brazil · Fund. de Apoio a Pesq. C&T do Est. de SC - FAPESC

Same for me! ;(

Chunyang Ding · 13 April 2013 - 22:34
United States · Comcast Cable

I'm getting the same problem. If you check out xkcd.aubronwood.com, it seems like even the old images can't be accessed. I'm guessing its a server problem for images or something.

Kathy Jacobs · 13 April 2013 - 20:54
United States · Time Warner Cable

Not getting any formatting or images with XKCD. Very sad. Want to see the next graphic in the Time comic. Instead I see this: http://screencast.com/t/7tqQBvov

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