||The 9th of that month, I purchased the domain genealogie.com.
For comparison, here are the creation date of other similar domain names:
|February 5th, 1999 (purchased from a speculator ?)
|May 23th, 1995
|July 18th, 1995
|April 10th, 1997
||SGEQ, Rimouski, Quebec
|January 9th, 1998
||Not on the air, speculator ?
|March 20th, 1998
|March 20th, 1998
||Pascal Pinan-Lucarre for FranceGenweb
|September 10th, 1999
||Editions Christian, France
Curious about the other domains with either "genealogy"
name as the main part ? Click on those names: "genealogy"
|June 27th, 1998
||More than one year after the purchase, I begun to use the genealogie.com
domain name for email. Two years later, I was still receiving mail
at the old email, mostly SPAM.
My signature at that time:
/\/ Le genealogiste
/ | Looking
for origins of your Quebec ancestors ?
oo oo http://www.cam.org/~beaur/dgo/welcome.html
|January 2nd, 1999
||I rented my first Web server for 3 monthes. Soon after that,
http://genealogie.com was on the air. This doesn't mean the site
was completely under the domain. The transfer was done slowly.
For the next 9 monthes, the site was shared between my CAM.ORG account
and the new server. It was a bad idea I must say. Indeed, if
I had changed my email sooner, there would be much less site to advise
about the new address.
||The site continued to grow day after day without giant steps.
On a long run, the number of visitors continued to grow slowly.
||In March 1999, the server I was using decided to forbid use of C++
softwares for security reasons. I moved soon to a new site.
||From April to August, the weekly hits increased from 12 to 20,000,
including about 40% for images). The home pages were read about 500
||My worse Internet day. Nearly all Web sites of the CAM.ORG ISP
were emptied by a pirate. In the next days, I moved to genealogie.com
all pages not already there. From that time, the old site had only
pointers to the new site.
||From September, readership increased faster. It jumped from 40,000
hits and 1,000 home pages read pages in October to over 50,000 and 1,700
in January 2000.