By Deane Barker on October 12, 2006

Utube, YouTube, whose tube?: Bummer for this guy.

One place where YouTube’s success isn’t being celebrated is in the offices of Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. near Toledo, Ohio.

The company, which sells used machinery for making tubes to clients worldwide, has seen its site utube.com knocked off line by millions of online searchers looking for video site.

“It’s killing us,” said Ralph Girkins, president and owner of the 22 year old business. “All my worldwide reps use our Web site. Customers all over the world use it to bring up photos of the machinery, descriptions and specifications there.”

Here, we’ll do our part to give some PageRank: utube. That should fix the problem.



  1. Sounds like someone needs to get a new domain name for the company and put some adsense up on utube.com

  2. Sounds like an opportunity for Universal Tube to make some money selling a domain name. It ought to be worth something to Google. Even more to some purveyors of a certain category of web content.

Comments are closed. If you have something you really want to say, tweet @gadgetopia.