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Ronald Hanaki
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Just when you thought that it was safe to go back in the water, C|Net is reporting that eFront sites have two days to find a new ‘host.’

eFront, the Web site aggregator that gained notoriety after its chief executive’s ICQ logs were posted to the Web, will lose services currently provided by Space4Rent at midnight Thursday, eFront warned Webmasters in an e-mail alert.

Sources close to both companies said the shutdown is due to lack of payment.

“Effective April 5, 2001 at 12 midnight PT, eFront will discontinue the free hosting it offered to the Web sites on its network,” read the alert, signed by eFront Director of Operations Greg Panos. “eFront will continue to operate as an advertising network. This gives all of the Web sites a two-day period to find another solution to host their Web sites.”

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