October the 9th is the “standard” day on with the Italian General Census started. Every family has received a form to fill with infos that are supposed to give an updated image of Italy at the beginning of third millennium.
The form can be filled on line (here). As yesterday was the “reference” day it was quite likely that that would have been the day with the largest number of access to the servers. The system went down pretty soon with more than 500.000 access to servers that (apparently) were able to handle only 150.000… with 60M people and nearly 25M families, maybe, not quite enough.