utube.com Brought To Its Knees By Google Purchase Of YouTubeOctober 13th, 2006
In an update to Tuesday’s article on the pending acquisition of YouTube by Google, the web site of Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation—utube.com—crashed due to excessive traffic. Apparently a large number of people heard about YouTube for the first time and typed in “utube”. Oops. This is also why top-level web pages shouldn’t be bandwidth intensive.
UPDATE: Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corp. has now sued YouTube.