Updated: January 5, 2008 @ 9:56PM
Josh has replied in the comments and informed they are rectifying the domain name DNS issue. A temporary solution to access Advertlets has been included in the post. 🙂
I’m a Nuffnang supporter for one. Therefore, I’d first like to shout, “Nuffnang has triumph!”. Ever since the Malaysia market was introduced to localized online advertising agencies like Nuffnang, the first competitor to rise up on the occasion was Advertlets. The company was founded by Josh Lim who also heads his own web design agency.
However, it seems to me Advertlets has thrown in the towel as their domain expired on January 3, 2008. From what I’ve observed, I believe it’s due to blogger payment problems, customer support and pressure from the constant new registration of bloggers for their program. It was unmanageable…so to say.
The expired or unused Advertlets advertising code snippet in your blog will redirect current visitors to another website. I was freaked out by this at first but noticed the website address; advertlets.abaaz.com.
In order to gain control of your blog again, remove the Advertlets advertising code snippet. And you’re done.
However, I feel really bad for the bloggers who sweat and spilled blood for Advertlets. Not to mention whoever supported them whole heartedly whenever there was a war between them and Nuffnang. Well, they say you can’t tell a book by its cover so a lesson learnt is a lesson gained.
I really hope Josh Lim will come out to officially address the closure of the company and its process. It’s the least he can do to make peace with those who supported Advertlets rather than have the whole Malaysia blogosphere turn against him.
So does Advertlets still owe you money?
Added: January 5, 2008 @ 9:56PM
Josh has provided a temporary solution to access Advertlets:
- Open up notepad (or your preferred text editing program)
- Open this file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts (no file extension)
- Add this line in after other lines: 184.108.40.206 advertlets.com
Note: This is ONLY a temporary fix so be sure to remove the update later.
[tags]Advertlets, Malaysia online advertising, Nuffnang Malaysia[/tags]