|Dates:||July 25, 2001 - 2011 (last update)|
|Fandom:||Atlantis: The Lost Empire|
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Atlantis 12345 is an Atlantis: The Lost Empire fansite run by Lisa. It includes fanart, links to fanfiction, character profiles, and a few commentary articles: "Is Helga Really Dead?", "Is Helga a Heroine or a Villainess?", and "Atlantis II: An Illustrated Review".
It is perhaps the longest-running ATLE fansite, besides messageboards.
HistoryThe site was initially opened on July 25, 2001, at http://atlantis12345.homestead.com. The reason for this name was given by Lisa:
...when I tried to register a name for my site on Homestead, I discovered all the good names ("Atlantis," "Lost Empire," etc) had been taken. After 6 or 7 times of "this username has already been chosen by someone else," I angrily typed in "atlantis12345," more out of spite than seriousness. And, hey, it went through! So the site was Atlantis12345.Homestead.com. I couldn't think of a unique title for my site ("Atlantea" had already been snatched, curse it all), and somehow the name "Atlantis 12345" just took off and I was stuck with it. I still refer to the site that way so people realize that it's the same site even though it's moved and gone down about 3 times (and now looks completely different).
After Homestead started charging for webhosting, Lisa's mother graciously paid for it for a while, but their annual price hikes got to be too much, so Lisa decided to learn HTML and get her own domain to host Atlantis 12345. The new site at http://blue-magic.org/atlantis opened on April 4, 2004, "looking just about identical to how it was on Homestead with a bit of added content."
In May through July 2005, there were various issues and downtime due to issues with the hosting company, Cyberpixels. The site re-emerged with a new design on January 6, 2006, after nearly six months of downtime. Three weeks later though, the site went down again and Lisa eventually ditched Cyberpixels for a new webhost in May 2006, changing Atlantis 12345's URL to http://noble-scarlet.net/atlantis/.