On September 24, 2014, the name Art Infliction was born, along with the dot com suffix that is used for most websites.
However, artinfliction.com was jeopardized due to a visitor clicking on an ad on April 22, 2016 when artinfliction.com used Propeller Ads in place of Google AdSense.
The click of the Propeller Ads banner ad caused a phishing suspicion, which you saw via the picture above.
Furious and shocked about this, Steve Kaycee had to shut down artinfliction.com to avoid seeing that bogus warning and to protect the credibility of Art Infliction, so he shut it down on April 23, 2016 to start a new website, which is the one that you’re presently on .
After the sullying of the dot com suffix, Steve had no choice but to settle on a new suffix. However, he had no problem with such a scenario because he calls Art Infliction his business, thus settling on the dot biz suffix to give Art Infliction a more professional name, all the while maintaining a lot of the features that were on the old website.
And now with a page background somewhat similar to the very first artinfliction.com and a logo that is the perfect compliment to the background, as well as partnering up with Google AdSense again, Art Infliction aspires to be both inviting and informative to visitors from all over the world.
Yes, it sucks that the click of a banner ad from Propeller Ads messed up artinfliction.com, but it’s also a blessing in disguise, because of the pristine look and feel as well as the aforementioned aspirations of being both inviting and informative.
Artinfliction.com is no more and that’s okay, because we are happy with the silver-lining from this story and we hope that it can serve as a lesson for many other businesses, both established and up-coming for many years to come.
Thank you and good luck to our fellow business colleagues!