It's not often we get a message from the BBC's technical support teams saying, "Total outage of all BBC websites".
But for getting on for an hour this evening, until just before midnight, that's what happened. We haven't yet had a full technical debrief, but it's clear it was a major network problem.
We'd like to apologise to everyone who couldn't get onto the BBC News website during that time.
Steve Herrmann is editor of the BBC News website.