Would Twitter have the success it has now if it wasn’t at Twitter.com? What about Digg, or Facebook, or MySpace, or Yelp? Before social networks appeared at those domains, there were other pages at those locations.
I took a time trip to the Wayback Machine at the Internet Archive to see what those domains were like, before they were social.
Home to Digg Records
Used by a Russian group interested in St. Petersburg, tourism, and providing hosting services?
The About Face Corporation appears to have originally made their home at Facebook.com
MySpace.com as a home to a Web Design company
MySpace.com offering free hosting and business services
Yelp as a directory
Not sure what might have been intended to be on this site originally, but it looks like it was no longer part of the owner’s plans. It’s probably worth a little more now then the asking price that appeared on the page
Twitter.com – May 18, 2004