During the period that Ebay’s (EBAY) Skype VoIP operations were down, traffic to the skype.com website surged according to Alexa.com. Not that it did the visitors any good. Skype was off-line for well over 24 hours. According to the EBAY10Q, Skype has about 220 million registered users.
The Skype site has a three month average ranking as being the 346th most visited site on the internet, using Alexa number. For the week that number jumped to 188 and yesterday rose to 96. It is a good indication of how many users were anxious to find out when the service would be back up.
Douglas A McIntyre