I’m a soon to be former Deluxepass webmaster and I got this email..
Hello,I’m moving my sites over to AE but I hafta ask.. is Adult Empire going to end up the same way? times have changed and deluxepass never tried to evolve or adapt… if they had more dialog with their webmasters maybe they would have gotten ideas on how to stay on top…
Today is a day we have tried to prevent for quite some time. As you know, DeluxePass launched in 2000. It quickly became a mainstay for affiliate webmasters and adult film fans alike. Over the years we have worked with some wonderful people, including you, and we are very thankful for all the work you have done over the years with us.
Unfortunately, times are changing and the business model that used to work so successfully for DeluxePass simply is not sustainable anymore. We have been operating at a loss for a while and the death of mgps/tgps has had a seriously negative impact on our revenue. The high costs of hosting and management combined with the rapidly diminishing income generated by the site have created a climate in which we can not continue to operate the site effectively.
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the closing of the DeluxePass affiliate program. We have decided to close the affiliate program and focus our attention on other projects that have a greater chance of succeeding.
DeluxePass will be closing on November 1st 2010. Please make sure you change any links.
We understand it can take time and be an inconvenience to change links so we are giving you as much advance notice as possible. If you have any questions please contact us sometime during the next two weeks and we will gladly assist you as best we can.
Thanks you for your work as an affiliate webmaster, while we are sad to see DeluxePass go, we are glad we were able to help so many webmasters make significant money for themselves with DeluxePass over the years. It has been a great ride and we wish you the best of luck as you move forward to even bigger and better projects in the future!
The DeluxePass Team
This time I plan to take a more active role and suggest ideas and concepts that’ll help out… if the devs will listen..