According to IBN live, German online news service, Heise, reported an unfinished website belonging to a client of a small hosting company, Goneo, in Western Germany “crashed quickly after an avalanche of Web surfers”.

It seems another Goneo client had used an automated ordering process to gain control of the domain Monday evening resulting in the redirect of searchers. was redirected for around 12 hours before the issue was resolved.

Goneo’s chief executive, Marc Keilwerth, apologized and said all applications in the future would be checked.