While the main website may be loading fine, many Skype users have reported that the service is down in most parts of the world — the Middle East and Asia excluded. According to a Skype technician: “We’re having some problems with our sign in server, so you may not be able to sign in to the Skype application or to your account as normal. If you’re already signed in to the Skype application on your computer or mobile phone, you should be able to call/IM/etc as normal.” We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Our forums are experiencing heavy traffic and so access may be slower than usual. Apologies! For more updates, watch this space or follow @skype on Twitter. We’ve made some changes which should improve things. Stand by!

[via Heartbeat]