Today, I'm paying tribute to one Filipino website that recently closed down. What could have been the possible reason/s for its exit from the world wide web? We probably will never know unless we hear from its webmasters.
The site looked perfectly OK prior to its shutting down -- it had 687 backlinks according to Alexa and it had a Google PageRank of 4/10.
Philippineblogs.com was registered on January 14, 2011. Expiration date was January 14, 2013. Meanwhile, this is what the website DomainTools says about its current status:
"Status: RENEWAL HOLD
Note: This Domain Name has expired. The status of this domain name is inactive. This domain name will be activated once it is renewed. The Owner of this domain can renew this domain name from their control panel. If this domain name is not renewed by 13-Feb-2013, it will be permanently deleted."
The demise of this site is a big loss for the Filipino bloggers. We lost one backlink from the site and at the same time we lost a directory of blogs/websites for the Filipinos. I will surely miss its homepage as well as its logo on my blog.