Extreme Tracking Stops Sales in Pakistan?

Today, I headed to Extreme Tracking to get a stats tracker for this blog of mine. Yes, I am one of those who can never have enough of stats; I want more!

I have been an Extreme Tracking user since almost a decade now (no I am not that old, I just started out young on the web).

But as I headed for registration, I got this message:

Extreme Tracking: Unfortunately we closed down our sales in Pakistan

Unfortunately we closed down our sales in Pakistan.

Say what!? 😐

Since when did that happen? And why would an online firm, that deals with tracking website stats and provides free tracking services, would block its ‘sales’ in any country?

It’s obvious that they blocked me from registering by tracking my IP address. I thought about emailing them and asking why they have blocked users from Pakistan to register for an Extreme Tracker? But first, I wanted to register, and so I did … by using a proxy server. 😉

Once I passed their ‘IP’ check and entered their registration page, look what I found:

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Wow! Now here, they not only have given ‘Islamabad’ as a choice in city selection, but I was also able successfully signup by choosing ‘Islamabad’, without getting told that I am not allowed or something.

The question remains though that why have they blocked Pakistani users from getting a website tracker with them?

Is it because they are a Netherlands based firm (as seen from their given address in the first screenshot), and thus the cartoon controversy and the movie on Islam controversy, is playing a part here?

Aah … that’s probably it! Or am I just being paranoid?


6 thoughts on “Extreme Tracking Stops Sales in Pakistan?

  1. Pingback: Extreme Tracking Stops Sales in Pakistan? | Tea Break

  2. kay

    It doesn’t work with a proxy, it seems that they check something else and not only your IP, do you know what ? Thanks a lot !!!

  3. Sawant Post author

    I couldn’t get it to work on the first try. It allowed me to sign-up, get my code and everything … but it just wasn’t recording or showing any stats!

    I tried with another proxy, and another username, and now its working! =D

    So try another username/proxy. If it still doesn’t work, just drop me a comment here and I’ll help you out through another way.

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