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TAGnotes Tues 8 Feb 2000 Vol 2 Number 25 Issue 107

From:   <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Wed Feb 9, 2000 3:27am
Subject: TAGnotes Tues 8 Feb 2000 Vol 2 Number 25 Issue 107

The Auction Guild Notes for Tuesday 8 Feb 2000
The Online Auction Industry links to Auction Houses and Auction Service
Providers are on   http://www.auctionguild.com .   Please visit and use
our affiliates links - http://www.tagnotes.com/generic.html Help
TAGnotes grow, spread the word and invite one or two of your   Online
Auction using family, friends and associates to sign up today.   
eBay, at 1520 PT 8 Feb, lost some page functions, including search which
was patched by access through http://listings.ebay.com/aw/listings/list
. Reports on the auction industry chat boards reported that the outage
was much more catastrophic than what eBay was saying.   By 1630 this
turned into a full blown external “denial of service” attack. Though
eBay claimed that this was not a compromise of data, it did impact site
accessibility.   They felt " a good majority" of their users, still had
access. By 1900,   most functions were restored, though there were
continuing problems with   eBays pic servers, causing pages to not
download.   By 2020 PT the pic   servers were back online, though more
reports of intermittent outages   continue to be discussed on the chat
boards, the latest outage reported at 2145 PT.

If your auction ended between 1600 and 2200 tonight and you feel it was
affected by the outages, TAG strongly recommends you request   credit
by   writing to bill-@e... with the item number(s) of your affected   
auction(s) and the reason for your credit request. An article on the
eBay attack can be found at
eBay has a four year agreement with Go.Com (formerly Infoseek)
a network of the Walt Disney Company’s web sites (including ABC.com,
ESPN.com, and Disney.com) to produce a co-branded product.   eBay and   
GO.com will work together to develop a site that will be promoted by the
GO.com network, an internet portal and plan to co-market the sites
with   Disney through Disney’s traditional offline properties, including
the ABC Television Network, ABC Radio Network, ESPN Cable Networks,
Disney Channel, The Disney Catalog, theme parks, the annual Disneyana   
Convention and in other special events and promotions. eBay claims that
this combination of online and offline promotions will bring new buyers.
eBay plans to collaborate with GO.com on development of auction format
trading for Disney’s web sites, including Disney.com, ESPN.com and   
ABC.com. They expect to showcase exclusive products and memorabilia from
the Walt Disney Company (including Walt Disney Studios,   Disneyland and
Walt Disney World, ESPN Cable Networks and ABC   Television), and hope
to attract those customers to eBay.   The goal is   for eBay to become
the ultimate trading destination for Disneyana.

Personal shopper emails resumed at around 2000 PT last night 7 Feb after
being down for 14 hours.

New search pages are now available

1. Access the advanced search page by clicking on the search button of
navigation bar.   There are new search options and the contents of the
page is organized in tabs.   The old search page is available through
links on the new one.

2. The search results page is a dynamically-generated page which
displays the items that match your Search criteria, and has a set of new
tools to help sort through the results.   

Listings, currently approx 3.9 mil

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating eBay for possible anti
competitive activities.   If you have input contact DOJ at
antit-@u....   Mr. Klein is the current point of contact Anti Trust
Division Home Page   http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/
* * * *
Yahoo Auction was the first victim attacked by the hackers that later
attacked eBay.   They were down for several hours as a result of the   
attacks. http://auctions.yahoo.com/html/features/features.html Approx
2.07 million auctions currently running http://auctions.yahoo.com/
* * * * *
Amazon Auctions another site targeted by hackers today. OneClick
Amazon.Com payment service to .25 cents   per sale plus 2.5% of the
transaction value.   
http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/subst/selling/payments -
start.html/ref=a_h_cb1_01_x/002-4941393-2365054 Electronics and Toys on
the Penny Auctions.   Nascar memorabilia Charity Auction through 27 Feb
Daytona Speedweeks Charity Auction
10 cent listing fee until further notice. Customer service 24/7   
Toll-free in U.S. and Canada: (800)201-7575   
happenings/102-2649290-9020037 Listings, currently guesstimated at
approximately 400,000
* * * * *
Golds Auction has extended free basic listings through Feb. They are
also still giving away free listing enhancement features for landmark
auctions. http://www.goldsauction.com/apps/viewAnnouncements.html Approx
10044 auctions listed now, and 318859 Auctions since 6/20/99   * * * * *

Honesty.Com no answer yet on our questions about their alliance   with
PayPal, ebay owned Blackthorne .   Chat with Scott from Honesty, the
OAUA is holding a members mIRC Chat with him on 9 Feb 6pm PT
* * * * *
OAUA members will be allowed to have link in their eBay auctions,   but
not a logo, only a text link. http://www.auctionusers.org/join.shtml
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