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Kickstarter is an American public benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity

Kickstarter website request errors

This graph shows Kickstarter errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for Kickstarter and errors for their site.

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This chart above shows Kickstarter error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of Kickstarter is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

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Kickstarter is an American public benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life". As of July 2021, Kickstarter has received nearly $6 billion in pledges from 20 million backers to fund 205,000 projects, such as films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, technology, publishing, and food-related projects. People who back Kickstarter projects are offered tangible rewards or experiences in exchange for their pledges. This model traces its roots to subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work.

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If Kickstarter is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
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Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access Kickstarter again.
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To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the Kickstarter site again.
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If you are still having trouble accessing Kickstarter, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to Kickstarter