Unfortunately, they are not the kind of hits any webmaster wants.
Alex Tew put up a site that collected a dollar per pixel for advertising space. It was a brilliant idea, and he made a million on it. Now, scumbags are coming out of the woodwork for their take, and perpetrating a DDoS attack since the founder won’t pay up.
Tew sold the space on the page for something like ten years. That is a long time to fight extortionists. I wonder what his terms of service are.
It looks like one of the advertisers, in fact the last one in (who paid $38K for the spot on eBay), is none too happy with the site being down. The threat of lawsuit is now lingering in the pixels.