Sounds like a lot of Canadians don't like being cold-called.

Glitches mark launch of 'do-not-call' registry

Consumers eager to add their phone numbers to the newly launched national Do Not Call list to block telemarketers ran into trouble on Tuesday when the Web site crashed on its first day and the telephone sign-up number was not accessible.

The online service went down Tuesday morning within nine hours of the launch at midnight. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission spokesman Denis Carmel chalked up early glitches to a "very higher volume that's causing a few initial problems."

About 157,000 people were able to register online (www.LNNTE-DNCL.gc.ca) before the site crashed Tuesday morning. It remained unstable for most of the working day, during which time nearly another 100,000 were able to register. More than 1.5 million people tried to call the toll-free number, but only 74,445 people got through to register.


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