DirectTrack sites down...again

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  1. DoldGigga

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    Apparently someone is doing a DDoS on DirectTrack's servers, the "back end" used by many affiliate networks. LOL @ single point of failure network designs.
     
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    Thanks for the info Dold. I just heard a "data center metldown." It never ends with this morons...it crashes constantly. Aside from the DDoS fail, why the hell did they not have a back up of some kind in place? That blows me away more than anything.

    Clickbooth pays them a ridiculous amount of money I'm sure, and after all this time no preparation was made for this.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah I can't complain much about the money I'm not making due to this directtrack fail, knowing that networks like Flux and CB are dead in the water too...with the added bonus of being caught between pissed off pubs on one side and disgruntled advertisers on the other.

    Something like this happened last month in January. There really is no excuse for a lack of network redundancy considering that you can basically host your shit on Amazon's "cloud" servers and enjoy their impeccable uptime and speed.
     
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    Friends don't let friends use DT.

    After seeing what their support was like when working in a network, and then working on the transition to Hitpath. Their complete lack of care for clients that are paying pretty serious amounts of money is craziness. Its as if they think they are running a negative option continuity product. I can say that I would avoid them like the plague, especially when there are other options. Not that the other options are necessarily perfect, but at least they seem to give a fuck or two.

    The worry I would have about DT going down are the offers that are rebrokered from DT that I may be inadvertently running.
     
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    News about DT sucking is about as interesting as hearing someone complain that ADKi shaves....

    :thefinger:
     
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    Unless you're 100% certain everything you run isn't brokered you can still get fucked over by this. Even if the affiliate company you're working with doesn't use DT directly.

    I'd like to kick some faggot with a botnet in the nuts right now.
     
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    Lol, maxbounty is jumping all over this.

    Word is that DirectTrack networks are suffering some downtime. Just a heads up to our advertisers and affiliates that MaxBounty uses a proprietary tracking system. We are NOT experiencing any downtime at all. Let me know if you***8217;re an affiliate and need to move your traffic ASAP. We have a team of affiliate managers standing ready to approve applications and assist in moving links. If you aren***8217;t already aware, we offer a $1000 performance bonus to new affiliates.

    On another front, I***8217;ll be at Leadscon on Monday if anyone wants to connect to discuss business face-to-face. We***8217;re looking to sign a bunch of new lead gen campaigns. (Send me your landing URLs and CPA rates ***8211; no payday, %-per-sale or WAP campaigns please.) I should be at our booth most of the time. Email me if you want to chat.
     
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    DT costs me tons last 2 days. Rot in hell. How do they not prevent this?
     
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    May I ask why crap software like Direct Track is so common in this industry?

    Seriously this software is so limited for affiliates, and it always feels to me like it was coded in 1950.
    Also, as far as I know those platforms charge ridiculous amounts for their services.. I really just don't get this.

    PS:
    hitpath, linktrust, etc aren't really much better imho
     
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    DirectTrack Down Again?

    This should not come as a shock...but I heard that DirectTrack is down again - Today

    Anyone else hear anything?
     
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    Yeah Clickbooth went down for a bit, not sure about the rest. Epic fail. Beyond epic actually......
     
  13. DoldGigga

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    I guess a more 'shocking' thread would be titled "DirectTrack is UP!"
     

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