End of support for & recent issues explained

As some of you may have noticed, we encountered a snag that led to a brief unexpected pause to your monitors. 

With the situation now fully under control, we’d like to offer a bit of context and inform you of the next steps regarding monitors, the culprit of this issue. 

What happened

As you may remember, we had to throttle monitors in the past to prevent the negative impact of instability resulting in massive & frequent incidents, but keeping the keep-alive option available for free users.

Recently, Replit decided to refrain UptimeRobot users from using our service to ping their projects and keep them alive.

As a consequence of this decision, Replit removed DNS records for the domains, which forced our systems into an emergency mode to minimize the effect on other users. There was a 7-digit number of such monitors. This caused some of our monitors to briefly pause.

We were able to resolve the situation quickly, but to ensure the stability and integrity of our systems moving forward and to comply with’s request to stop pinging their endpoints, we’ll no longer be able to support these monitors. 

Moving forward, all monitors will remain stopped and the “Keep-alive mode” feature will be discontinued. Users won’t be able to unpause Replit monitors or create new ones using the domain.

What’s next

For the past few quarters we have been working hard on a brand new monitoring architecture, and we are close to getting it live in beta.

This new architecture should be not only more performant and effective, but also much more resilient to even these large-scale DNS, and any other issues.

For the immediate term, in response to this situation, we’ve also bolstered our current system to enhance its stability and avoid this type of impact on our service reliability.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your support. 

Written by Tomas Koprusak

Product Owner | LinkedIn

Tomas Koprusak is a Product Owner at UptimeRobot. He has a rich history in similar roles at global IT powerhouses like IBM, where he started as a developer and moved to a Product Manager position, working with EMEA clients and colleagues from the US, Brazil, and China.

He has worked for Sygic as a marketer and co-led the implementation and development of a product acquired from a competitor. He has also worked as a freelance developer, helping clients from various areas.

Tomas brings a wealth of industry experience to our team. He spent a few years in the blockchain industry, leading projects and marketing teams at multiple blockchain-based companies. He has presented products and managed deals in more than 10 countries around the world, managed the ICO, and built a successful marketing team at Fuergy that continues to thrive.

Tomas managed a product team for the biggest job site in Slovakia, covering development and transformation to a new B2B app.

Not only is Tomas skilled at web development, but he also has a deep understanding of SaaS businesses, which makes him an invaluable asset in shaping and leading various projects at UptimeRobot. His focus is always on the continual improvement of our service and user experience.

In addition to his professional achievements, Tomas is a devoted father. His personal interests include cycling (he traveled around the whole country of Slovakia), playing guitar (he even played in a band), servicing bikes, music, and enjoying good beer.

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