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10|18|2007 01:07 am EDT

NameMedia buys photo.net, launches gardens.com

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Domain Development, News

NameMedia  (parent company of buydomains.com) announced that they have purchased photo.net, which is to work in tandem with their photography.com website. This continuous their development efforts and certainly shows that they are willing to buy existing sites and combine them with their premium domain names.

[photo.net is] a community site for photography enthusiasts with more than 600,000 registered users.

Photo.net, an online community for photographers to connect and discuss photography, explore galleries, share photographs, and learn more about the art of photography, was founded in 1993 as Philip Greenspun’s personal home page at MIT. The site has since grown to become one of the most active photography sites on the Web, receiving more than five million visitors each month. Every day, Photo.net users post thousands of images, forum responses, photo critiques, classified ads, photo ratings, and comments to the site. The Photo.net gallery boasts more than 2.5 million high quality user-uploaded images.

Earlier, NameMedia had announced their launch of gardens.com:

[gardens.com is] a new website giving gardeners a chance to share experiences and expertise with an online community enabled by innovative technology and localized gardening content.

Combining mapping technology, customer reviews, and a library of original content, Gardens.com lets gardeners find (and critique) gardening-related businesses and services anywhere in the world, in addition to providing a forum to ask and answer questions on everything from identifying a plant to overcoming a gardening problem. Gardens.com provides listings for florists, garden centers and landscape services, as well as public gardens, parks and arboreta. Seasonal destinations, such as farmers markets and produce stands, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and Christmas tree farms are also included.

Part of the NameMedia network of gardening sites, Gardens.com joins the company’s DavesGarden.com site which recently was awarded “Best of the Web� by Forbes magazine and boasts over 3000 new posts a day and over one million visitors monthly.

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