The homepage - which features profiles of those
involved in the case and key events - also carries a
prominent 'donate' button.
The website owner explains: "To enable me to
continue to maintain and develop the site, I need
support. Yours! Unfortunately, I do not have the
luxury of rich benefactors behind me!"
The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell hit out,
saying that unofficial sites such as these distract
from the search for Madeleine.
said: "This man did not seek our permission. We have
not cooperated in any shape or form.
"Most of this is ill-informed comment at best. While
some of it might be accurate, this sort of site runs
the risk of repeating mistakes."
added: "He's now seeking money to maintain the site.
We'd rather people's efforts and money went to
helping to find Madeleine."
Nigel told The Sun that he had not contacted the
McCanns but was "trying to get something from them
to put on the site."
admitted: "They probably don't want to touch it with
a barge pole.
"I've heard from someone there. I gather they're not
particularly happy with it. I've
had some feedback through an email but I'd rather
not say from who."