PayPal has posted the following notice of a disruption in PayPal checkouts and IPN (Instant Payment Notifications) today.
Since we depend on IPN to receive order data along with confirmation of completed payments from PayPal, any delayed IPNs would have delayed our ability to process affected orders until PayPal caught up with their IPN backlog.
Resolved: Major Impact to Express Checkout, PayPal APIs, and Website - Sep 23
Site or Service Name: PayPal Live Site | Last Update: Sep 23, 10:53 PM CDT
Live Site Status Update
RESOLVED: This issue has been resolved as of Sep 23, 8:00 PM PDT (Sep 24, 4:00 AM BST).
Sent Sep 23, 8:52 PM PDT by VB
UPDATE 1: Between Sep 23, 3:57 PM PDT (Sep 23, 11:57 PM BST) and Sep 23, 5:27 PM PDT (Sep 24, 1:27 AM BST), merchants may have experienced:
Higher response time and/or timeouts making ExpressCheckout and other API calls
Delays in receiving Instant Payment Notifications ( IPNs )
Users may have experienced higher response time or timeouts during checkout.
Although API and website response time have improved, we continue to experience higher than normal latency. Our technical teams are engaged and actively working towards resolving the issue.
Sent Sep 23, 7:53 PM PDT by KJ
RESOLVED: We have experienced a system issue which may have affected Express Checkout, PayPal APIs, and Website on the Live Site. The issue was resolved as of Sep 23, 5:27 PM PDT (Sep 24, 1:27 AM BST). We will send an update with additional details within the next 15-30 minutes.
Sent Sep 23, 6:23 PM PDT by KJ
Start time: Sep 23, 3:57 PM PDT (Sep 23, 11:57 PM BST)
If you have questions, contact PayPal Merchant Technical Services by filing a ticket; refer to PP-LIVE-2908.
Service or Site Name:
PayPal Live Site