formerly.known.as is your Internet resource for connecting the
old with the new.
The full domain name of this site is formerly.known.as (there
is no ".com" in the name). Any questions or comments about the site can be sent
to the firstname.lastname@example.org
- Business Services
- Every year thousands of businesses (especially
ones with Internet-centric offerings) change their names as part of
their marketing strategy or for other reasons. The formerly.known.as site
provides a well-known, stable, permanent service that
allows Internet users to locate a business on the basis of
its former name. For example, if your old business name were
Bonition Corporation and your new name is Plankton Media,
the URL http://formerly.known.as/bonition would provide visitors
with a brief discussion of the name change as well as current information
about Plankton Media. We understand that your business may not wish
to have a visible web presence under the old name. Because of this,
information is presented only to visitors who specifically
enter the old business name. The old business
name is not otherwise published on our site, and we do not
provide a public catalog or directory of old business names.
For the protection of both our visitors and the business community,
we require hardcopy documentation of the name change and current
name ownership. Please contact us
for details on what to send and pricing information.
- Individual Services
- Changing some aspect of one's identity is a frequent occurrence
in modern society. This may be a change of name due to marriage,
an e-mail address change, or a change of a nickname or "handle" used
in chat forums or message boards. The formerly.known.as site will
allow Internet users to locate you through your old identity -- either
permanently or for any duration that you choose. For example, if
your old e-mail address were email@example.com, the URL
http://firstname.lastname@example.org would provide
your new e-mail address and (optionally) your name and other
details that you wish to include. We understand the need
to protect your e-mail address from spammers. Because of this,
the new e-mail address is provided only to visitors who enter your
old e-mail address on our site. Neither your new e-mail address nor the old one
is otherwise available on our site, and we do not sell or share
any personal information. In particular, we do not make any lists available
of the names or e-mail addresses of formerly.known.as customers,
and it is not possible for visitors to collect addresses via
a search such as *@school.edu.
Please contact us
for details on verification of your old identity.
- Educational Initiatives
- formerly.known.as is excited to be able to offer some "old versus new"
educational material in the near future. Focus areas currently under
development include geographical names, names of famous persons, and
well-known names from popular culture. If you have suggestions for
what we should include, please
let us know!
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