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What happened to advertlets? A big disaster to the blogsophere…

doiwl January 5th, 2008

All in a sudden, every blog that I am visiting was redirected to a strange page. Including mine! I was shocked, wondering whether my website was hacked??

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Turns out to be a domain parking page…

Oh no, ADVERTLETS forgot to renew their domain name??

Domain Name: ADVERTLETS.COM

Registrant:
    Josh Lim & Associates
    Josh Lim        **@josh.com.my)
    8-7-6, Menara Mutiara Bangsar
    Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Riong
    Kuala Lumpur
    Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,59100
    MY
    Tel. +603.22870099

Creation Date: 04-Jan-2007 
Expiration Date: 04-Jan-2008

That’s really not good. Especially for an online business, how can you forget to protect one of your most valuable assets?

Aisk aisk aisk… Just can’t believe it!

Anyway for bloggers, remove the advertlets code for the time being so that the readers will not be redirected to another strange website ;)

Here is a small trick. Add in the red text before and after the advertlets code. This will comment out the advertlets ads and will not be rendered in browser. And when you want it back, you can just simply remove the red text.
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Advertlets ah, be more careful next time! =.=’ This is such a costly mistake, reminds me of typical Malaysian’s last minute attitude!

Related blogs:
http://ping.sg/read/Advertlets_Brought_Down_Thousands_of_Blogs_in_A_Single_Day
http://www.swiftworld.net/2008/01/05/a-costly-mistake-advertlets/
http://mandrake.liquidblade.com/archives/2008/01/05/advertlets-didnt-renew-their-domain/
http://www.hanneng.net/2008/01/05/advertlets-disaster-josh-forgot-to-renew-its-domain-name/
http://blog.saimatkong.com/index.php/2008/01/05/advertletscom-expired-today/