Since the last update, we have gathered a great deal of information on why has been down this week.

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Our site has endured a DDoS attack. This is where a virus causes hundreds or thousands of computers to repeatedly “hit” a website so fast and frequently that it causes the website to be unresponsive to normal traffic. Fortunately, no student information was compromised.

As of Monday, we have implemented a contingency plan where our students are able to participate in their classes on our other domain. Students can log into their classes at

We are in the process of moving our website to an entirely new dedicated server with even better protection from these types of malicious incidents. We are working hard on this move and configuring our site in the hope that we will restore normal access through very, very soon. We are optimistic that will be accessible in the USA as early as today and to the rest of the world next week.

Please contact us with any questions you may have at 1-412-294-1990 or

I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of our main site being down. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with this very, very challenging situation.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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