As part of my Flashback website series where I covered off domain name registration companies, domain name parking companies and domain name blogs, We now continue on with Flashback of Websites that we use everyday but they have changed somewhat since starting back online many years ago, Today we look at YouTube.com
YouTube.com the worlds largest video sharing website started in 2005 and was purchased by Google Inc in 2006 just a year after it was started for $1.65 billion in Google stock, and the deal was finalized on November 13, 2006.
The first ever YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site. It was uploaded at 8:27 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2005 by the site’s cofounder Jawed Karim, with the username “jawed”. The 19 second video has been viewed over 25 Million times.
Here is the First Ever You Tube Video Below in case you haven’t ever seen it.
So lets take a look at YouTube.com over the years and also we are going to showing you the similar domain UTube.com who must have made millions off this traffic over the past 10 years.
YouTube.com in May of 2005 at the very beginning when it was just starting out.
YouTube.com still in 2005 but this time just 6 month later on the 1st of December – Notice the difference.
YouTube.com in 2006
YouTube.com in 2008
YouTube.com in 2010
YouTube.com in 2012
YouTube.com 2015 – 10 Years after that first video.
Now lets look at UTube.com the company that tried to sue YouTube.com because they complained their business was affected by YouTube.com and the similarity in the domain name however I believe that this company will have made Millions in PPC revenue over the past ten years. Yes they had to change their domain name from UTube.com over to UTubeOnline.com but really was that the end of the world? How many of us would have loved to own UTube.com
UTube.com in 1998 the same year that Google.com was founded.
UTube.com in 2005 the same year that YouTube.com launched.
UTube.com in 2008
UTube.com in 2010
UTube.com in 2012
UTube.com in 2015