Many visitors come here from the CPAN Search Site that we run with Graham Barr. They all end up on the CPAN Search News page, which doesn't get the regular updates that often does affect that site. Oops.
We do have more redundant mirrors of the search site than the rest of the infrastructure, but unplanned outages still affect it. So, if you are here for operational news regarding perl.org, be sure to check out the main weblog. :-)