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History of CoArts.net at bottom of page.
ColoradoArts.Net is the region's leading link hub directory for arts and entertainment, offering a wider diversity of domain links than any major-media web site in the state. Therefore any traffic coming into ColoradoArts.Net is traffic being channeled directly back to online arts domains here in Colorado.
Other major arts link-ups provide links to only limited categories of the arts or link only those who are funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. These other sites offer much information that is not found here. But they don't specialize as widely diverse arts link-up directories. ColoradoArts.Net is concisely organized to speed web surfers to many hundreds of arts-entertainment web sites in dozens of categories. Even if you fail to find something, you'll find links in ColoradoArts.Net to all the major competing link directories like Westword, Denver Post, ArtsLynx, ArtsToZoo, E-Central, and others.
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ColoradoArts.Net has been providing arts-entertainment links galore since 1996.
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- 1984 March 14: Began compiling a personal list of Denver area performers I wanted to keep an eye on. Started clipping band articles from Westword and other newspapers;
- circa 1993: Began as a prototype alphabetical Denver music trade stat directory that was never widely circulated. This directory was originally titled "The NAH Index of Performance Art Entities." (NAH stood for Naked and Hungry Endeavors) and later "The Stage Fright Directory of Stars". It was desktop printed like a portfolio roster with no graphics. Only a hundred or so people ever got a copy. Many registered some enthusiastic response. Original intent was to finance and sell it as a quarterly tabloid format publication which would permit ad revenue support. Never really had a budget to print it. By 1996 the roster had roughly 500 or more entries of musicians, bands, studios and the like;
- 1996 July 28 Sunday: Went online titled as "Denver Entertainment Directory" providing links and data on the Denver-Boulder music scene. Decided the Internet would determine interest levels from public while allowing tangible benefits, if any, to come later. (The name "Denver Entertainment Directory" was conceived seven days earlier on July 21 Su.);
- 1997 January 25: Re-titled the site as "Colorado Entertainment Net" to allow some music and stage coverage beyond metro Denver-Boulder.
- 1997 January 27 Sunday: Uploaded site content as "Colorado Entertainment Net" with notice of the name change for the first time.
- 1997 October: Colorado Entertainment Net was combined with a tiny neophyte site of mine called Colorado Arts Net and renamed as the latter while discarding the name Colorado Entertainment Net in order to combine coverage of the visual arts with performing arts.This was to reflect a plan for larger geographical and more diverse link and content coverage at Web address <www.ElectraCity.com/can>. By now the link directory was focused on arts in general although detailed content coverage was still focused on music.
- 1998 June: Received Westword award as "BEST FREE ARTS LINK UP"
- 1999 April 13: Detailed online band histories were discontinued when number rose to about 600 Denver-Boulder area bands whose status and members were impossible to keep up with. This was a big step in changing Colorado Arts Net from a band-focused arts content to a simple concise domain directory serving the broader range of the arts and entertainment in Denver and regional Colorado;
- circa mid-1999: Began giving link/listing preference to permanent online arts domains (e.g. "MyDomain.com") to the greater exclusion of folder-level Web addresses (e.g. "www.BlahBlah.com/~myspot") which had proven to be less permanent. This coincided with an explosion in the number of dedicated local and regional arts-entertainment domains for art galleries, photographers, bands and much else. I also removed most e-mail links (numbering in the hundreds) due to two reasons. Arts entities were always changing e-mails and worldwide spammers were exploiting Colorado Arts Net as a means to sell their schemes, totally unrelated to the arts of course. In rare exceptions external e-mails might be posted by request or for other reasons;
- 2000 April 10 (2:32 am): Completed move of Colorado Arts Net from old address of "www.ElectraCity.com/can" to permanent dedicated domain address "ColoradoArts.Net" with additional "CoArts.net" activated as permanent shortcut Web address. (Concurrently created forward "bounce" pages from all old pages to keep audience on track). The new domain solidifies the identity of ColoradoArts.Net and opens the door for more refinements and some promotion.