It has come to the time of the year when we are in need of some donations. AnimeAMAZE has been purely run off donations, sponsors, and personal income for 10 years. AnimeAMAZE asks for very little throughout the year, but donations keep the station running. Donations cover everything from operating the website, operating the station itself, shoutcast host (What you are listening on), and the domain ( the whole .com thing). A huge thank you will go out to our Donors The Mono Room and YOJI MIKUNI. With their total monthly support, we have a total of $10 predictable income per month. Though our sponsors can always cancel out at any time, I like to break down the total needed, and anything extra can only help with hardware, software, and any further expenses down the road.
Here is what is needed: $209.08
Here is how this number breaks down and why the vague figure of Summer is used.
Web host: $132.40
Our web host is operated in Chicago on a network that hosts game servers. What AnimeAMAZE has with this host is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) and that server is hosting the podcasts. We are on a very strong gigabit connection and connected to a strong backbone on the Internet. What that provides is a fast download of podcasts. This is also giving us a hosting package for free with this VPS. So this works best for content delivery, and hosting the site. Our plan is due for renewal in May. May 7th to be exact, but bank transfers from paypal take about 5 days, This amount is needed by May 1st.
This is our semi annual 6 month payment to our lovely host over at neostreams. They have been our host for a very long time, I can’t even begin to recall how many years. This amount is due by June
This is for animeamaze.com and animeamaze.net. Why keep the two? People have been going to the .net for a long time, it has kind of become the staple. People have also been heading to the .com before it existed…oddly enough. To keep this alive for a little while longer (The .net hits have not dwindled down too low yet) this will cover the donations for 1 year. That is fine enough for me. I like having 2 years, but I am sure with donations and money from our sponsors, this can be doubled to cover the 2 years. This amount is due by September
This is the 10th year AnimeAMAZE has been on air, and we will be celebrating that in May (May 26th is the exact date.)
Without a website, we will not be on air either. So really, we need the website donation goal reached as soon as possible! Everything helps too! Even if you just mention AnimeAMAZE to friends and family who may like it, word travels fast! With your help, AnimeAMAZE can celebrate a wonderful 10th birthday, and I can’t even begin to express my thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, and a big thank you to our sponsors for helping with a predictable income, and helped pay for a lot behind the scenes that make the station run.
Thank you again and if you can, please donate!