MediaMax, a.k.a. TheLinkUp, Is Dead

20 thoughts on “MediaMax, a.k.a. TheLinkUp, Is Dead”

  1. You should check out European company Yuntaa.com.
    They actually INSURE your data. So should anything happen to it while you store it with them, they would actually be able to pay you the damages. Up to 200,000 euros per case/user/year.

    Quite interesting.

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    Registrant:
    Nine Audio Technologies
    Steve Iverson
    600 B Street #1850
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Email: steve@mediamax.com

    Registrar Name….: REGISTER.COM, INC.
    Registrar Whois…: whois.register.com
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    Domain Name: mediamax.com

    Created on…………..: Tue, Jul 01, 1997
    Expires on…………..: Thu, Jun 30, 2011
    Record last updated on..: Tue, Jun 19, 2007

    Administrative Contact:
    Steve Iverson
    Steve Iverson
    185 West F. Street Suite #430
    San Diego, CA 92101
    US
    Phone: 619-233-9914
    Email: steve@streamload.com

    Technical Contact:
    Steve Iverson
    Steve Iverson
    185 West F. Street Suite #430
    San Diego, CA 92101
    US
    Phone: 619-233-9914
    Email: sysadmins@streamload.com

    DNS Servers:

    ns2.lanechange.net
    ns1.lanechange.net

  3. Good riddance is right. Not only did they loose data but they also screwed up billing and were as close to non-responsive as I’ve ever seen. This company should have gone under long ago. Fortunately, I terminated my service 2-3 months ago which seems rather timely in retrospect. Phew.

  4. Not exactly the same class of service, but I’ve been using Amazon S3 for all my off-site backup needs. My highest monthly bill has only been $5 or so (after a shockingly idiotic case of duping an entire directory of photos not once, but 4 times! đŸ™‚ )

  5. Wow! I didn’t have anything all that great on there to begin with but I thought they had finally gotten it right with TheLinkUp. They should have ended it with MediaMax and started TheLinkUp fresh with no affiliation to it’s former selves. Them trying to move data to a new site all the time probably hurt them the most; trying to do more than just provide storage bit them in the ass. Maybe they just doing this to cut the ties now. Thanks for all the storage/back-up site suggestions! I had no idea there was anything as sleek looking as the Streamload guys (click the Google Similar pages link always gave me crap).

  6. Mediamax never actually stored the files. Mediamax took over the customer services part of Streamload. The servers and data storage were spun off at that time as a new company called Nirvanix was set up. According to a report, it was Nirvanix that accidently deleted millions of files in 2007, which damaged Mediamax’s image fatally. Mediamax rebranded as The Linkup, but never recovered and is now filing for bankruptcy. The files are still on the Nirvanix servers (those that were not deleted, though some of those may still be recoverable). Mediamax said: “I think the only time we intentionally lied was when we denied being a customer of Nirvanix. That was a Nirvanix demand…. Your files are at Nirvanix. It’s now up to them to decide if they want to give you access to MediaMax.”

    The initial response from Nirvanix is to refuse to do more than keep the files until 8 August for users to download through The Linkup interface. Yet 45% of file links never made it into The Linkup database from the Mediamax one. Nirvanix has the data, but will destroy it (to make more space on its servers to sell to other unknown interface companies) unless people campaign for THEIR DATA to be returned to them. See:
    http://nirvanixusers.blogspot.com/

  7. please anybody know what i can do to get acess to my files
    i started with streamload, then they was successfuly moved to mediamax and then i could not login there anymore, and now there are no files in the linkup site….
    please somebody can help, i lost very importent files which i had nowhere else stored… my mistake, but i really need them, would pay for get them back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    please help!!!!!!

    i am lost………

  8. i had all my files in mediamax 2-3 month ago, they was all there, i lost no files when Nirvanix, made this mistake to delay some files,
    so does that mean that my files are still somewhere ???????

  9. streamload , mediamax , linkup!!!!

    please somebody can help, i lost very importent files which i had nowhere else stored… my mistake, but i really need them, would pay for get them back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Evan,

    You’re going around the net under different usernames posting the same link. You posted it under 3 different names on my own blog.

    Steve Iverson, president of Mediamax/The Linkup has said that Nirvanix is spreading lies and has even threatened to sue him. Go to nirvanixusers.blogspot.com to read his remarks. He and John Hood, former Mediamax head of Customer Service, have said the lost files are due to an error on the part of Nirvanix engineers.

    Just take whatever you read on any official Nirvanix sites with a HUGE grain of salt. They’ve already deleted MILLIONS of customer files, and they think splitting off and forming a new company, and then lying to everyone, will give them a new start.

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