UPDATED 9:23 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The ASDMBA website appears to be back online. Our earlier story is below . . .
The website of the ASD Members Business Association — asdmba.com — is offline. ASDMBA’s domain registration appears to have expired yesterday, and the site now resolves to a GoDaddy.com page that displays ads.
Bob Guenther, ASDMBA’s de facto head, came under fire this year, after some members said Guenther did not provide transparent accounting on how the entity spent money it collected to litigate on behalf of members of AdSurfDaily Inc.
Guenther, 61, recently said the group intended to ramp up efforts to get refunds for members of Florida-based ASD and Georgia-based Golden Panda Ad Builder Inc., two autosurf implicated in an alleged $100 million Ponzi scheme.
â€œSo now it is time to round up all the troops again and get ready to try and ‘GO GET THE MONEY,'” Guenther said.
Guenther has been highly critical of the Justice Department, lecturing a federal prosecutor in an email and saying he planned to rely on unnamed “political connections” to embarrass the government.
See an Sept. 30 story.
Se an Oct. 1 story.