Enter the DUP - their 10 seats added to the Tory's 316 would give May just enough. And so people (reasonably) wanted to find out just who these fellows were. Consulting the oracle of the Google, they were led to the DUP's web site. In their thousands.
And the poor little server couldn't handle the load:
The Democratic Union Party's website has crashed as people woke this morning to google the group that may play kingmaker after the Tories fell short of a majority in the UK general election.
The DUP is the largest unionist political party in Northern Ireland and was founded by Ian Paisley. It has previosuly opposed same-sex marriage and abortion.
Maybe part of the deal to form a coalition government could be a bigger server and some more bandwidth.Sadly, no more information can be derived about the party from its own site, which reads: "The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later."