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Power Outage Causes E-Bay Shutdown

Lisa Minter (
Tue, 10 May 2005 15:36:09 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Web marketplace eBay Inc. said on Tuesday
that its site was temporarily down worldwide on Monday evening due to
a power outage at a primary hosting facility in the San Francisco

The outage at the facility run by Qwest Communications International
Inc., shut down eBay's site for 100 minutes starting at 7:30 p.m. PDT
Monday (0230 GMT Tuesday).

A company spokesman said eBay had restored global access to virtually
all of the functions on its site within three hours.

EBay said in a message to users that it will issue credits and listing
extensions as per company policy.

In an unrelated event, the site for eBay's PayPal online payment
service was down for nearly 30 minutes on Monday evening due to a
hardware failure in its Denver data center.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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