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An industrial equipment maker whose domain name is Utube.com is suing video-sharing site YouTube, saying user confusion has cost it business and forced it to invest in more robust servers for its Web site. Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment said it has been forced to move its Web servers multiple times and has experienced numerous crashes of its site due to traffic intended for the viral video site, which Google has agreed to purchase for US$1.65 billion.
When I read this I figured it was BS. Just another company trying to make a buck through a lawsuit. However I decided to take a look at the traffic statistics on Alexa. I was very surprised to find they weren't kidding or BS. Take a look for yourself. In the past month they've got a huge spike in traffic to their site. I mean a huge spike 200%