Posts Tagged ‘authorize.net fire’

A few hours ago, a fire disrupted operations at Authorize.net, our credit card gateway provider.  Essentially, they are one of two interfaces between your credit card and our bank account.

The net effect for you is that you cannot conduct credit card transactions on our site right now.  They currently have no ETA on restoration of service.

Obviously this impacts other eCommerce merchants, too.  Authorize.net seems (to me) to be among the most popular gateway providers on the internet, so I would anticipate problems with much online shopping today.

You can follow Authorize.Net’s updates on twitter:


Here’s some online news about the fire:


For the other six people who care, Mother Jones’ servers were victims to the fire at the Fisher Plaza in Seattle.  So don’t plan on reading Mother Jones online while you wait to be able to internet shop again.


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