Is Yahoo! Protesting the sale of Delicious?

For a little over two hours, now, Yahoo! Mail has been unavailable to its users (yes, all 8 of us). I saw reports this morning that Flickr (another Yahoo! property) was down intermittently, as well.

Has anyone seen any official reports as to what might be causing the issues? Is Yahoo! under some sort of attack? Are the throngs of people transferring their bookmarks from Delicious bogging down Yahoo!’s servers? Are you experiencing any problems trying to access any of Yahoo!’s other properties?

6 Responses

  • Allen

    uhm i use yahoo mail all day and night and no issues here

    • Weird. It hasn’t worked for me since around 2 p.m. (EDT). I asked on Twitter, and a few other people said they were having the same problem.

      • Yahoo! Mail seems to be back up and running for me, again. All-in-all, it was about a 7-hour outage; and, obviously, only affected certain people and/or geographical areas.

  • Allen

    Curtiss -are you on the new yahoo mail beta or the older version? i wonder if that has something to do with it – i am on the new version

    • I was on the new beta, as well; as was at least one of the people that responded on Twitter saying they couldn’t get to theirs.

      Are you a Yahoo! Premium member, by any chance? I only have the free version.

  • Does the following statement appear to be true?
    What happens if you do not transfer your bookmarks
    – Delicious in its current form will be available until approximately July 2011.
    – After that, you will no longer be able to use your existing Delicious account and will not have access to your existing bookmarks or account information.

    What alternate solution do we have?