HonestlyNow wrote:nonhocapito wrote:The above page dates back to 19 september 2001. Considering that to register and set up a domain requires a couple of days (I think it required even longer back in 2001, I am not sure), we have to assume that the Fetchet family, just like the Puopolo family and others, thought of setting up a website for their lost family member barely days after 9/11.
I wonder how that could be? Checking the domain records --
Domain Name: bradfetchet.com
Created on: 2003-12-09
Or is there another domain name you're using?
Another domain? It is the wayback machine of bradfetchet.com, as you can check by yourself: http://wayback.archive.org/web/20010815 ... tchet.com/
Apparently, the domain bradfetchet.com went through a stage at the end of 2003. Here it is how it looked, apparently, in october 2003:
So I don't think this particular whois clue is necessarily significant. Probably the domain was dropped and re-registered in 2003. In any case you can see by yourself (following the link above) that on the 19th of september 2001, when the wayback machine first recorded it, the website was still about brad being "missing". I doubt you would have that in 2003...
To underline the paradox of this situation, I will also notice that 19th september 2001 is barely the date when the wayback machine first recorded the website. Nothing prevents us to think, in fact, that the website had been there for a while already. It is sheer luck as it is that the wayback bot picked up that website just moments after it was set up.