Before Facebook, there was Facemash. Now, the storied domain is for sale on Flippa

by Knowlton Thomas

Set up by Mark Zuckerberg in his Harvard University dorm in 2003, has been a ghost-domain since its short-lived on-campus popularity seven years ago. The domain's short but eventful life was recently dramatized by Hollywood flick The Social Network, which has increased traffic to the domain name by 5,000%, making this a wise time for domain owner Rahul Jahn to list it for auction. He bought the site in 2007 after Mark Zuckerberg let it expire.

From the auction page:

This is a piece of Internet history - history of a website that perhaps is second only to Google in Global influence!

He cites Wikipedia and includes a WHOIS archive page, offering up Zucky's Harvard email.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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