Nominate 99designs as “Best New Startup of 2008” in The Crunchies 2008. Remember you can vote once per day, so remember to check back and vote often!

http://crunchies2008.techcrunch.com/nominations/?nominee=99designs&category=14

Nominations end Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Midnight PST, so let’s try and get as many votes as possible in before then!

Brief Outage

November 18, 2008

Sorry guys, you might have noticed we had a brief outage today. We are still working out the exact cause, but it looked suspiciously like a denial of service atttack. We put a few measures in place that we had been planning for a while and things are back to normal.

Towards Prepaid Contests…

November 6, 2008

We are in the middle of launching the first step of the new system that will handle prepaid contests, prize payouts and all of the other neat ideas we have for improving what we offer as a marketplace. This first step is largely under the hood, but you will notice a new transaction page and a history of past transactions under my account.

Thanks for your patience with the downtime whilst we get everything up and running.

P.S. I’d like to introduce Sapphira who has joined our team to handle designer prize payments!