I was doing what I usually do all day and into the night, writing a presentation or a blog post or whatever and I tried to access Ancestry.com. Here is what I got:
My reaction to this type of message is automatic. I try to log in again by retyping the URL. I got the same results. I tried again to make sure. Most of this was done so automatically, I did not really think about it. Then I opened FamilySearch.org where I have a link to Ancestry.com and tried the link. Nothing happened. My next step was also automatic, but I had started thinking that maybe the website was really down.
I did a quick online Google search to see if my inability to connect was local or general. There are websites that watch that sort of thing. One is "Is It Down Right Now?" www.iidrn.com. Here is a screenshot of the report.
Yes, the website had been down for about 33 minutes. What do I do then? Start doing something else, of course.
By the way, it came up in about two more minutes of waiting.