I am getting this message

Failed to upload image; couldn't reach imgur

However upon cursory browsing


appears to load fine.

  • That's a server side message. The server tried to upload to imgur and was unable. Is this persistent?
    – Oded
    Jun 26, 2013 at 13:26
  • @Oded it is persistent
    – Zombo
    Jun 26, 2013 at 13:27
  • Can you try again? Added some extra logging, so if the issue is still there, I can see why.
    – Oded
    Jun 26, 2013 at 13:47
  • Looks like some stale DNS entries on our server - how is it now?
    – Oded
    Jun 26, 2013 at 13:55
  • Same thing happening to me right now...
    – sdaau
    May 17, 2015 at 12:11

1 Answer 1


Imgur is making some changes on their side (I'm not sure what's public, so won't go into detail) in order to grow and part of that is moving the stack.imgur.com services over as well. This is for a bunch of reasons, one of which being SSL support on i.stack.imgur.com.

This was a case of a non-resolved DNS entry being cached for API calls to imgur on a specific web server, which has been resolved. We'll keep an eye on this but that shift shouldn't happen again any time soon.


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