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Archive for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

eBay back in operation in Lawrence after being down Tuesday afternoon

January 17, 2012

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Users of the buying and selling website eBay couldn’t access the site for several hours in Lawrence today. However, others in the state and throughout the country were able to continue bidding on items.

Sean Passmore, who relies on eBay for his business Bling Drop Off Store, reported he couldn’t access the site from about noon to 2:30 p.m. However, he said he continued to receive notifications that people were bidding on his items. Such outages are rare, said Passmore who specializes in selling items on eBay.

Public relation specialists at eBay did not respond to inquiries on why the site was down in Lawrence.

Comments

directcomputerbuilders 2 years, 11 months ago

at 4:49 pm cst it was back up along with paypal at 5:09 pm cst both went back down i did an ip trace route and the returns were that of an address being hit with a DoS attack on both ebay.com and paypal.com will update anything i find out

Kris Adair 2 years, 11 months ago

We accessed ebay all day today with no problems. Maybe it was only certain carriers.

engagedecoy 2 years, 11 months ago

If SOPA or PIPA passes without change, expect this kinda of nonsense more often.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 11 months ago

One correction, engagedecoy-- it won't be sites like ebay.com or paypal.com that go dark (they have the money to buy control of their "share" of the internet.)

It'll be sites like wikipedia.org that go dark, and many websites, including wiki, have voluntarily gone dark today just to demonstrate what these anti-first-amendment laws would do to the internet.

Jake Esau 2 years, 11 months ago

Actually, if I understand the law correctly, ebay could be liable and blacklisted if users illegally sell copyrighted goods using it. They are just as much at risk as wikipedia. You are right that they have more money, but they would rather spend it on things other than making sure their users are following copyright laws.

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