News Flash: The Planet's Houston Datacenter Has Fire

Ian Lurie

Read all updates here, on The Planet’s discussion forums.
If you host with the Planet, your site may be down now because of the fire. But they’re right on top of it, and keeping everyone updated.
FYI: If you use Entrecard, they’re down because of this fire.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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  1. Now we know why statcounter stats was down so long. They said servers were down at The Planet, but nothing about a fire. Statcounter also said stats for that time period were lost.

  2. Fortunately, it looks like Entrecard is back up and functioning pretty well now, so it seems that the outage has simply given us a one-day vacation from our dropping routines. For me this was a welcome break because I managed to log in shortly after the site came back online and was able to scoop up some relatively inexpensive advertising deals.

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