question: what happened to www.nigerianbloggers.com

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January 20, 2010 by Administrator

www.nigerianbloggers.com is the only aggregator I am aware of that sort of unites “Nigerian bloggers, especially within the Nigerian Blogville Circle. Its the brain-work of Mr. Kayode Muyibi, a social entrepreneur and developer, and co- founder of Nairahost.com, a Nigerian webhosting company. I have “Nigerian bloggers dot com” bookmarked in my “daily must visit” sites, and I drop by daily, and very religiously. Several times last year, 2009, I observed that it went offline too frequently.

For about a month now, I have observed that www.nigerianbloggers.com has gone persistently AWOL. I always had it at the back of my mind that perhaps it was the usual “downtime”, and very soon, issues would be resolved.

As of this morning, it still shows a parked page.

Click picture to enlarge.

Nigerianbloggers

So I decided to do a little investigation, and discovered that there is a new owner: Mr. Sun Fen from China? and the domain was created on 09–Nov-09? for a project Mr. Kayode lauched in 2005?

Registrant Search:”sun fen” owns about347 other domains Email Search: is associated with about 350 domains
Registrar History:2 registrars with 1 drop. NS History:12 changes on 5 unique name servers over 4 years. IP History:22 changes on 11 unique name servers over 5 years. Whois History:29 records have been archived since 2005-08-26 . Reverse IP:1,194,125 other sites hosted on this server. DomainTools for Windows®

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Registrant:
   sun fen
   zhongshanbeilu3663hao
   shanghai, shanghai 200070
   China

   Domain Name: NIGERIANBLOGGERS.COM
      Created on: 09-Nov-09
      Expires on: 09-Nov-10
      Last Updated on: 17-Nov-09

   Administrative Contact:
      fen, sun 
      zhongshanbeilu3663hao
      shanghai, shanghai 200070
      China
                  +86.2163785462             Fax —

   Technical Contact:
      fen, sun 
      zhongshanbeilu3663hao
      shanghai, shanghai 200070
      China
                  +86.2163785462             Fax —

   Domain servers in listed order:
      CPNS01.SECURESERVER.NET
      CPNS02.SECURESERVER.NET

Nigerianbloggers1

 

Nigerianbloggers2

 

source: http://whois.domaintools.com/nigerianbloggers.com

Its funny that “our very own domain name” is now in possession of a Chinese man?

  • has nigerianbloggers.com become another forgotten project?
  • was it the result of “buisness gone wrong” on the part of Mr. Kayode?
  • was it sold to Mr. Sun Fen, coz it sure is a catchy domain name, and I won’t mind buying it if its for sale?
  • or perhaps, Mr. Kayode Muyibi the former owner forgot to renew his domain and Mr. Sun Fen jumped in right on time?

I decided to look for more info:

As of this writing, the latest post on Mr. Kayode Muyibi’s blog, titled “a new page in my life” was last April 20th, 2009, and it doesn’t appear he has been blogging since. The first two paragraphs of the post reads:

As you grow older, certain things become priorities in your life. You might think you have it all figured out, but sometimes you become deluded by the little success you have achieved in your endeavors. I would agree, that I am guilty of this, and I am working towards fixing my life fully with a focussed goal and a written plan in a business plan format.

Enough self directed motivation pep talk, so whats going on with me? A lot actually, most I cant discuss here due to the confidentiality clause etc, anyway a new E-commerce site in Nigeria has sprung up, pretty cool if you ask me, and well stocked too. Continue reading: click here 

I tried to connect the dots: nigerianbloggers dot come now the propertyof a Chinese man plus Mr. Kayode’s own blog not updated since Apr 2009 plus whatever he meant by “certain things become priorities”……plus….. which also mean some other things take a back seat. I wondered if nigerianbloggers.com had become one of those things that has taken a back seat in Kayode’s life…..coz it sure was a great idea.

Anyways, I went about reading another post on his blog, titled: getting paid to receive SMS. As of this writing, the lone and single comment by one Mr. Trae_z, of http://www.traedays.com/, and a customer of Nairahost.com, isn’t too palatable. Click image below to enlarge.

Kayodemuyibi

 

The comment, made on January 3rd has since not received any reply from Mr. Kayode(today is Jan 20th), either positive or negative: that the issue complained by Mr. Trae has been resolved, so comment kaput; or to refer Trae to the right channel for complaints: Nairahost. This leaves me concluding that Mr. Kayode hasn’t checked his own blog either.

I would really like to know what happened to www.nigerianbloggers.com, and kindly, if you have info, please share. Enough of trying to connect dots together, let me safely assume that Mr. Kayode is busy with something else, and more important?

And please, Mr. Kayode, kindly do your best to see that “our” nigerianbloggers.com sees the light of day, and that, soonest.

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