Five generic domain names and their journey through time
Got Milk.com? We look at some of the 'classic' domain names and how they have, and have not, evolved over time
By Josh Fruhlinger | IT World | Published: 11:11, 06 October 11
Remember the go-go days of the 1990s, when dot-com domain names based on ordinary nouns and verbs were snapped up by hopeful companies? Here's a look at five very generic domain names, and where they've been.
In 1996, meat.com was a classic bit of golden age internet whimsy called L'Industrie De Meat: an oddish logo on standard-issue mid-90s textured background, with an anti-Communications Decency Act jeremiad, links to an "Internet hall of shame" (optimised for Netscape 2.0), and information about the "Transnational Church of Life on Mars." There was also a link to the site's creator's software offering: Color Manipulation Device, which helped HTML newbies choose the colours for their web pages. By early 2000, though, the proprietor of L'Industrie had sold the site (hopefully at full height-of-boom prices) to a company looking to sell and promote, well, meat.