Anyone trying to access the popular QRZ.com website on the morning of October 22 most likely received a "server not found" message from their web browser. QRZ.com publisher Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, reports that the outage was the result of "some kind of big network failure" suffered by Amazon.com, which provides QRZ's "cloud" services. Lloyd said the outage lasted about two-and-a-half hours and knocked hundreds of websites offline. Apparently, the outage began with yet-unspecified problems in northern Virginia and then spread from there. Normal service was restored later in the day.