Stackexchange.com, a world renowned network of question and answer website is currently offline for unknown reason.

A tweet from Stack Exchange’s twitter handle has also confirmed the outage, currently investigating a routing issue with the network provider.

It is unclear what the exact reason for outage is but considering cyber attacks these days, it can be a DDoS attack.

topic on Hacker News is currently under discussion about the offline issues with the site.

We are investigating a routing issue with our network provider

— StackExchange Status (@StackStatus) January 18, 2015

Another Tweet from the Stack Exchange shows the company has enabled Cloud Flare protection. (That means our claim maybe right about the DDoS attack on site).

We have enabled Cloudflare for http://t.co/VmVqzPSXln while solving the routing issue. There are known SSL issues but it should help.

 — StackExchange Status (@StackStatus) January 18, 2015

Stack Exchange is a network of question and answer websites on diverse topics in many different fields, each site covering a specific topic, where questions, answers, and users are subject to a reputation award process.

The sites are modeled after Stack Overflow, a forum for computer programming questions that was the original site in this network. The reputation system is designed to allow the sites to be self-moderating, according to site’s WikiPedia information.

At the time of publishing this article the website was still down.

Update: The Stack Exchange website is back online but the reason for outage was not explained by the company.

The routing issues should be resolved now. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.