BlogExplosion is gone?
= Saturday, January 31, 2009 =
Today, aside from adding a support badge for whiteknot.org on my sidebar, I have added a new code to my template. The links to my past entries. See my sidebar for the box "Past Lovelies".
As I was testing it, I came across my old post Blogmarked 4,294,967,295 times so I got curious if the numbers changed. I clicked on the blog explosion link but I got an error.
I have tried several times. And this is what I get:
I searched for other entry points, like the BlogExplosion forum
, the members surf
, battle of the blogs
, but all are showing the same message. And of course, my referral link
is gone as well. I even went far on checking my internet connection, but to my dismay, my internet is working.
Is BlogExplosion down? Did they close? Permanently? If this is just a site maintenance they should have emailed its members, or at least redirect the site to a page that says so. And if they are planning of shutting it down, they should have warned us too!
I went on to investigate. And I came across HelpMeBlog.com
I remember they were such a big thing for BE members years ago. And they only had 2 entries after the announcement in 2006 that BE is up for sale. Was this a sign? What's up with the new management?
I googled up if there are other blogs posting about its downtime. There are no news. I also looked at whois.net for more info and my whois search landed me with these details from GoDaddy
:Domain Name: BLOGEXPLOSION.COMCreated on: 28-Jul-04Expires on: 28-Jul-12Last Updated on: 22-Apr-08Technical Contact:Nguyen, Toan email@example.comLiveUniverse, Inc.840 Apollo StreetSuite 251El Segundo, California 90245United States3104922181
I emailed them now but I'm doubting that they would respond. Or that if they are the owners of the site. It's possible that they are just the owners of the name though.
Let's hope that BE will be back. And soon. Otherwise, I stick with Easyhits4u
. Although they are mostly not about blogs, and just bring on traffic. BE has a better system and blogs with great content and cooler people. *Sigh*
Simply retouched @ 11:58 PM