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Name: SlashCity
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Type: web host
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URL: http://www.slashcity.com
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SlashCity is a slash fandom web host.

Its Origins

Looking back at the roots of SlashCity in 1997 as a Star Trek slash site shared with friends to cut down on expenses, Robin adds, “Those were the days of a constant worry about having our sites deleted by our Web hosts. The common theme in discussions about our sites was what to do to avoid having our sites disappear overnight, victim to a Web host’s fear of being sued or the host’s hostility toward our subject matter. “That was the primary driving force behind SlashCity hosting more and more fans on our site, and seeking out hosting solutions that would minimize that risk. We were a safe haven for other slash fans, and our choices and the ways in which we grew were all with that purpose in mind. “The explosion of slash fans that came with The Phantom Menace in 1999 served to create additional awkward feelings of slash being in the spotlight, which fed the fears of site deletion, and made us at SlashCity all the more resolved to be a place where those fears could be put to rest by acquiring our own servers. Two of us had worked in Internet technology fields, and decided we could teach ourselves what was needed to host. “Most hosts have the policy of delete first and ask questions later. Our policy was—and still is— to actually examine the veracity of any complaints and fight for our Web sites. We serve a niche, and out of love rather than money, so every single site is important to us and we’re motivated to do right by our site owners.[1]

Issues in 2001

In 2001 someone else bought the slashcity.net website off the registrar and all sites moved temporarily to slashcity.tv.[2] By the end of 2001 that problem was resolved.

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  1. from Slashcity: Hosting K/S Online
  2. See warning from cmshaw's redirect page in a Wayback capture from August 2001: NEWS! Do not attempt to access the slashcity.net website -- it is being held hostage by a bunch of assholes who bought it off our fucking registrar. This is not a joke. Please check this page for updates and REMOVE ALL LINKS TO SLASHCITY.NET. MORE NEWS! All SlashCity.Net sites have been moved to SlashCity.TV -- that means all subdomains of the form name.slashcity.net are now name.slashcity.tv. (Accessed 28 September 2013)
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