The Nutaku YouTube channel has been taken down today without any kind of notice in advance. Additionally, their Instagram page appears to be shut down as well. Nutaku is an adult-oriented video game distributor that has been in operation for several years. They add new free-to-play and paid games every month and boast millions of users visiting their site on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, it seems that YouTube has decided to take their channel offline without giving them any kind of warning.
We reached out to the company in regards to the closure of the Nutaku YouTube channel and received a response which we'll reproduce below:
"YouTube gave us no warning that they were going to shut down our channel. We’re in the process of appealing it and hoping to get our channel back up and running soon. In the meantime, fans can check us out on twitter for news and updates @nutakugames." -Erica, Public Relations & Marketing Lead for NutakuObviously, this isn't the first time that YouTube has shut a channel down without warning. There are countless creators over the years who have had problems with YouTube suddenly shutting them down or hamstringing their capacity to operate on the platform. Some of these creators manage to successfully appeal the issue and some don't.
In addition to their issue with YouTube, a cursory search of their other social media channels has shown that their Instagram page is also down. We've reached out to Nutaku again for comment on this new development and will update accordingly when we hear back from them.
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What do you think of the sudden closure of the Nutaku YouTube channel? Do you think YouTube should do a better job of communicating any issues to their creators? Do you think they'll get their channel back? Let us know in the comments below!