Pingdom reviewed by Paul Stamatiou

Technorati top 100 blog has posted an in-depth review of Pingdom. It’s a well-written article with a lot of good points, but our favorite part has got to be this: It’s not every day you find a service like the Sweden-based Pingdom. Pingdom provides an excellent service with a great interface. Go read the […]

Downtime 2.0: Availability list of the top Web 2.0 sites

We were looking through Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List and realized we probably had a good share of these sites monitored by GIGRIB. (For those who don’t know, the sites on Seth’s list are the biggest Web 2.0 sites around.) Here are their results for October, including links to the uptime report pages. […]

Storm warning: Is your IT department ready?

Last weekend we had a storm warning go out over basically all of Sweden. It was going to be the worst storm in recent years, but in the end it faded out into quite an anti-climax. That, however, got us thinking of how a few simple measures can normally spare most companies from the consequences […]

A Royal report: Winter in the Pingdom

Winter has arrived. We got our first snow today. Image: Pingdom HQ November 1. Put this in contrast with what things looked like back in September. Have a look at our current weather situation and pity us. If we one day migrate to Silicon Valley, we hardly need to motivate why…

New Pingdom GIGRIB website goes live

Great news today! The new Pingdom GIGRIB website finally went live on Apart from the new, shiny design, courtesy of our eminent web designer, you will notice a few other changes from when the website was located at Brand new GIGRIB now offers you 10 free checks instead of 5. Creating a user […]

ICQ broken. Users can’t send links.

ICQ users are currently unable to send any links over ICQ. (This may not be uptime-related, but it was so interesting we wrote about it anyway.) This is a message from my colleague’s ICQ, and I never got the link: Seems it’s a huge problem that has been going on all day: Please ICQ […]

Free love

No, not that kind of love. This isn’t the 60’s. We are talking about the love shown for our free 30-day trial. When we launched it last week we knew it would be popular, but the response has been overwhelming. A big thank you for all the positive feedback we have received. We are feeling […]

The uptime tag is ours!

We just found a very cool site listing tags after popularity: TagsPage. It seems to be a tag version of The Million Dollar Homepage. Since we love these kinds of smart websites, of course we jumped at the opportunity to get a tag ourselves. $35 later, we are now the proud, exclusive owners of “uptime”. […]


The website of network equipment company D-Link ( has as of this writing been unavailable for almost 10 hours and counting… It’s a bit ironic, isn’t it? The GIGRIB report page for the D-Link website uptime can be found here, with the exact timestamps for the site’s availability:

Website monitoring now truly free

We are feeling generous today. And tomorrow. And for a long time to come. Now anyone can try out Pingdom’s popular website monitoring service for 30 days for free and with absolutely zero commitment. There is no need for a credit card or actively canceling your subscription at the end of the period. We aimed […]