Thursday, May 13, 2010

Virtual Vellum's Sordid Past

My allergies have been messing with my head lately so I'm taking the day off from my blog.

However, I was doing a web search and found a site where Virtualvellum.com was on a list of expired web domains as of 2007. This made me wonder - "Hey, somebody had this domain before me. I wonder what they used it for."

So off I went to the "Wayback Machine," the Internet Archive where you can look up old websites and see what they looked like on various dates. Well, ahem. Apparently Virtualvellum.com was owned by a site of, shall we say, ill repute from 1998 through 2002. It looks like it was just a redirect - if you went to virtualvellum.com, it pointed you to some other site, but still. Ugh. How sordid!

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