Cannot access Amazon.com ; only Amazon.com
This is a very odd problem and I am just sort of at my wit’s end on it.
My wife has a MacBook Air, prior version - with Magsafe connector. It has been updated to Catalina (this afternoon) and that has made no difference at all.
She usually uses Safari for web access.
The only website she is unable to access is Amazon.com and I swear I did not block it.
She can access anything else she wants to, including Amazon.ca , the only site she cannot access is Amazon.com.
We have cleared caches, cleared cookies, restarted the machine, zapped PRAM, none of it has made a difference.
We downloaded Firefox to her machine to try and access Amazon.com - still does not work.
I don’t think it is life critical except that it is now getting her attention, and therefore mine. So it is becoming more important to try and solve it.
Anyone ever seen anything like this? Any ideas on how to try and solve it? Open to any and all ideas.
check to see that there's nothing funny in her /etc/hosts file.
So, after all of the suggestions here (Thank you) the website is loading again this morning.
The message I was getting was the “Server stopped responding”, which seemed very odd when only happening on 1 website. Anyway, I have now trashed all of my wife’s Favourites, and she has to sign into everything anew, so even though she now has access - I’m in the doghouse again!
Thanks again everyone.
And .... it has now stopped again!
The only website she ever goes to that will not load. Oh well, she has an appointment at he Genius Bar this afternoon. I am positive they will know immediately how to fix it.
Have you tried alternate browsers? Also try going to System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi (or Ethernet if you use that) > Advanced... > DNS and remove everything you possibly can from the lists here. Some stuff will remain in grey, that's fine. But remove everything else.
I've seen several folks recently with this kind of issue, and they each had rogue DNS servers here.