Google Analytics not accepting new users

I thought I’d try out Google Analytics tonight, and went in to sign up, only to find this message:

Google Analytics has experienced extremely strong demand, and as a result, we have temporarily limited the number of new signups as we increase capacity. In the meantime, please submit your name and email address and we will notify you as soon as we are ready to add new accounts. Thank you for your patience.

Not cool – but better, I suppose, than signing up and experiencing very poor service, or slow page loads, or other problems. Still, it’s surprising. This is Google – they’re not supposed to have capacity issues!

I have to say, I would hate to be a web stats software vendor right now. It’s very, very hard to compete with free.