The Web site of Amazon.com, the Web’s biggest retailer, was down on Friday and unavailable for two hours, giving an error code to anyone visiting it.
“Amazon’s systems are very complex and on rare occasions, despite our best efforts, they may experience problems,” Amazon spokesman Craig Berman said in a brief e-mail statement. “We work to minimize any disruption and to get the site back as quickly as possible.”
The spokesman said that Amazon’s international sites and Web services such as S3, which many Web sites use for back-end functions like serving up large amounts of data, were not affected.
As one of the Internet’s giants, Amazon attracts massive amounts of traffic and money. Analysts forecast the company will bring in more than $19 billion in revenue this year. Last quarter, the company recorded $2.13 billion in sales in North America.
In April, more than 58 million visitors in the United States went to Amazon.com, according to data from ComScore Inc.
The impact on sales from the blackout was not immediately known.
Shawn White, Keynote’s director of external operations, said an error in the configuration of the Web site might have caused the shutdown.
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