Flashback Websites: YouTube.com & First Ever YouTube Video

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 2005

YouTube.com still in 2005 but this time just 6 month later on the 1st of December – Notice the difference.

YouTube.com Dec 2005

YouTube.com in 2006

YouTube.com 2006

YouTube.com in 2008

YouTube.com 2008

YouTube.com in 2010

YouTube.com 2010

YouTube.com in 2012

YouTube.com 2012

YouTube.com 2015 – 10 Years after that first video.

YouTube.com 2015

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 1998

UTube.com in 2005 the same year that YouTube.com launched.

UTube.com 2005

UTube.com in 2008

UTube.com 2008

UTube.com in 2010

UTube.com 2010

UTube.com in 2012

UTube.com 2012

UTube.com in 2015

UTube.com 2015

On the bottom of the UTube.com website there is a simple disclaimer: Third-party advertising companies are used to provide offers and campaigns. Please contact these third-party advertising companies directly with any questions about their offers or campaigns, as we are not associated with them. By using this site, you agree to this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. If you are looking for Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation, visit http://www.utubeonline.com.

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Robbie Ferguson is an Internet Entrepreneur, Domain Investor, Domain Broker, Blogger and founder of various websites and eCommerce businesses such as ScreenProtectors.co.uk

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