Boston.com
Get Boston.com essential facts below. View Videos or join the Boston.com discussion. Add Boston.com to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Boston.com
Boston.com
The Boston.com logo
Type of site
News
Available inEnglish
OwnerBoston Globe Media Partners
Created byThe Boston Globe
Websiteboston.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedOctober 30, 1995; 23 years ago (1995-10-30)[1]

Boston.com is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, Massachusetts, region.[2] It is owned and operated by Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe.[3]

Boston.com was one of the first news websites on the public web, launched in late October 1995 by Boston Globe Electronic Publishing Inc. The domain name was purchased from the Boston-area cafe chain Au Bon Pain in exchange for print advertisements for charities chosen by Au Bon Pain's CEO.[4]

Since its inception, Boston.com has covered a wide range of stories of interest to people in the region. It was the primary website of The Boston Globe until late 2011.[]

Boston.com currently[when?] covers local, national, and international news, professional sports, weather, traffic, entertainment, and lifestyle.[]

The site also maintains a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices. It connects readers with stories featured on the website.[5][6]

Relation to The Boston Globe

On September 12, 2011, The Boston Globe launched a separate site at BostonGlobe.com that put most content from its newsroom behind a paywall.[7] Since that time, Boston.com has been a separate, standalone entity providing coverage of local news, sports, weather, and leisure on a free, advertising-supported platform. The two media outlets share office space at 1 Exchange Place in downtown Boston.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Boston.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Boston Globe launches subscription web site". Reuters. 2011-09-12. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Boston Globe Media". Boston Globe Media. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "With buyers eyeing Globe real estate, how much is in a (domain) name?". Boston.com. 2013-06-20. Retrieved .
  5. ^ LLC, Boston Globe Media Partners (2017-12-12), Boston.com, Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC, retrieved
  6. ^ "Boston.com on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "The Boston Globe Launches A Beautiful, Brand New Paywall Website". Retrieved .
  8. ^ "59 years after leaving Newspaper Row, Globe returns to downtown". The Boston Globe. Retrieved .

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Boston.com
 



 



 
Music Scenes