Type of site
|Owner||Boston Globe Media Partners|
|Created by||The Boston Globe|
|General manager||Matthew Karolian|
|Alexa rank||3,409 (August 2020)|
|Launched||October 30, 1995|
Boston.com is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, Massachusetts, region. It is owned and operated by Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe.
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.
Boston.com currently[when?] covers local, national, and international news, professional sports, weather, traffic, entertainment, and lifestyle.
On September 12, 2011, The Boston Globe launched a separate site at BostonGlobe.com that put most content from its newsroom behind a paywall. 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.