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10 famous domains before they were big

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In today’s branded world, it is almost impossible to imagine a company that does not own the domain associated with their name or brand. But several of today’s famous domains had a very different use before they were big.

For example, did you know that iCloud.com once was the personal homepage of a Japanese professor?

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10 famous domains before they were big

  1. 1. pingdom.com 10 famous domains before they were bigWednesday, March 6, 13
  2. 2. pingdom.com You can read the full article at http://royal.pingdom.com/2013/03/05/famous-domains/ Here is the short version.Wednesday, March 6, 13
  3. 3. pingdom.com This is what the 10 domains looked like once upon a time.Wednesday, March 6, 13
  4. 4. pingdom.com Minimalistic design – Amazon.itWednesday, March 6, 13
  5. 5. pingdom.com When “Android” was sci-fi – Android.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  6. 6. pingdom.com Share via Dropbox Intranet mail – Dropbox.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  7. 7. pingdom.com Bright and shining – Goal.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  8. 8. pingdom.com I, cloud – iCloud.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  9. 9. pingdom.com A custom created space – Myspace.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  10. 10. pingdom.com Not Microsoft’s Outlook, but Andrew’s – Outlook.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  11. 11. pingdom.com Anything at all to do with photos? – Photoshop.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  12. 12. pingdom.com Probably not THE Walmart – Walmart.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  13. 13. pingdom.com Famous domain for a not so famous cause – iPhone.comWednesday, March 6, 13
  14. 14. pingdom.com Source and screenshots: http://archive.org/index.phpWednesday, March 6, 13

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