ImageShack Unregistered Domain Error FIX

Is this frozen frog showing on your website or blog instead of the photos that you hosted on ImageShack?

imageshack unregistered domain

Needless to say, we're also experiencing the same problem. (Oddly enough though, I think it's also the reason why we're getting this traffic spike. Hmm.) So rest assured you're not alone in having a headache because of it.

I don't know what's up with ImageShack. But I don't think this strategy will prove beneficial to the company in the long run. This is breach of trust, IMHO.

Anyway, if you also have this problem, here's how you register your website;

1. Click on this link.
2. Fill in the boxes; Name, Email Address, Website and a short description, reCAPTCHA text.
3. Click on "Send Email" button.

NOTE: If you don't have a website and you just don't want to see this frozen frog on any website you visit, all you have to do is to register on and stay logged in.

We've just registered Let's see how long it will take ImageShack to approve our website registration and give us back our images. We'll keep you posted.

UPDATE as of 2:53 AM February 24, 2011 --

Our ImageShack images are back for public viewing. It took ImageShack around 3 hours to verify our website registration.

UPDATE as of 10:00 AM February 26, 2011 --

The problem is officially back. Now, ImageShack wants you to register your site at


  1. aha... been seeing that everywhere

  2. Why not use imgurl instead?

  3. It should also be important to point out, that even though the site owner may have registered the domain with imageshack, unless a sufficient (and I say sufficient, because it is not always necessary to be sending the full referrer url for privacy concerns) HTTP_REFERER is sent, which the websurfer might unknowingly be blocking through a firewall or browser setting, then the images would _still_ fail to load.

    The other workaround on this is of course to register with imageshack (which I think might be bothersome for others just to display an image) and keep your login session with them open. But then again you _might_ be giving imageshack too much information by letting your browser send your login credentials from every site where an image is linked to imageshack, thereby having the _possibility_ of tracking (for the privacy concerned) on which sites you've been.


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