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“Better intellectual hell than stupid paradise” Victor Hugo
BAJAdotCOM launched in Manhattan on August 8, 1995 with 20 pages on the dawn of the dotcom boom – original tag line: “data, desert, desperados”

December 1995 BAJA.COM registers 250 readers/month

August 1996 readership increases to 3,000/mth

January 1996 BAJA.COM launches the mother of all webs

Between January of 1996 and October 1997, other generic domain names relating to BAJA CALIFORNIA were registered and acquired to build an extensive portfolio culminating in a successful niche brand known by millions of readers as BAJA.COM / The Interactive Peninsula ™

November 1996 launch of

February 1997 BAJA.COM offers no fee, advertising-free web-based email and garners 5,000 subscribers

July 1997 BAJA.COM contracts with 247MEDIA to manage it’s growing subscriber database

August 1997 BAJA.COM creates a search engine specifically dedicated to BAJA resources

October 1997 BAJA.COM colocates a designated Unix server on an OC-3 connection

November 1997 BAJA.COM absorbs award-winning New York eZine and continues to serve its eclectic content as entertainment traffic generator.

November 1997 launch of as Spanish language mirror site

January 1998, BAJA.COM begins to offer branded free internet access to tens of thousands of users in the USA and Canada via it’s affiliate

February 1998 BAJA.COM sponsors MEXICO CUP Golf Tournament

May 1998 BAJA.COM colocates a designated mail server on a separate network

June 1998 Dan Merzenich joins BAJA.COM as CABOBOB.BAJA.COM

June 1999 BAJA.COM is the original IT provider and sponsor of EXPO LOS CABOS

December 1999 BAJA.COM freeinternet division is acquired by Free-i-Networks of Seattle, and ultimately by NETZERO.

June 2000 BAJA.COM migrates server OS to Linux, installs new web server.

September 2000 launch of

October 2000 launch of for Canadian visitors

July 2001, BAJA.COM chooses Japan based WEATHERNEWS, the world’s largest full service weather company to provide accurate weather information and bi-lingual analyses for the 11 key BAJA regions (

September 2001, Dublin, Ireland, BAJA.COM chooses HUSH Communications to provide 2048 bit key serving encryption technology to it’s web portal — HUSH.COM Private Label is chosen as best-of-breed for enabling secure channel communications to BAJA.COM subscribers, branding spy-proof, virus-free email to its web site.

March 2002 BAJA.COM launches

April 2002 BAJA.COM launches to entertain and enlighten people everywhere in the best tradition of the web.

June 2002 BAJA.COM joins as founding member of the International Association of Professional Creators

August 2002 contracts BAJA.COM / the interactive peninsula! to provide content for a cutting edge infotainment segment engaging 4 million consumers at checkout counters in over 100 Ralph’s Markets throughout Southern California.

September 2002 BAJA.COM launches

October 2002 BAJA.COM partners with San Diego Reader, largest weekly paper in the United States to offer web surfers special deals on clubs, restaurants and services just north of the border

November 2002 BAJA.COM launches an all new

December 2002 the Spanish language search engine of BAJA.COM is acquired by a Barcelona developer.

December 2002 BAJA.COM server statistics reveal 17,133 pages on the system. database logs 52,000 opt-in subscribers

March 2003 BAJA.COM launches

May 2003 BAJA.COM sponsors 1st International Festival de no-low budget online filmmakers forum presenting the “Ideology Cola Awards”

May 2003 BAJA.COM launches first real-time Baja reservation system via and

June 2003 launch of offering Puerto Vallarta reservations

December 2003 launch of Rosarito Beach info and reservations

January 2004 BAJA.COM is acquired by Mensch Networks, completes server migration to

January 2003 launch of fast, real-time Mexico reservations site

February 2004 re-launch of “The Whole Enchilada”

February 2004 release of BAJA.COM site version 8 supported by new content management system

January 2005 BAJA.COM records 3.141 Baja reservations processed for prior 12 month period

October 2006 BAJA.COM/GOO (aka launches as the largest, most up-to-date regional web resources directory.

December 1995 BAJA.COM reaches 250 readers/month
August 1996 BAJA.COM registers 3,000 reader per month
October 1997 BAJA.COM tops 20,000 readers/month
September 1998 BAJA.COM reaches 60,000 reader/month
December 1999 BAJA.COM registers 100,000 reader/month
December 2000 BAJA.COM reaches 180,000 reader/month 4×1 page views
November 2001 BAJA.COM tops 400,000 reader/month
August 2002 BAJA.COM tops 530,000 monthly uniques, 2.6 million page views
March 2003 BAJA.COM tops 555.000 monthly uniques
December 2003 BAJA.COM tops 6 million readers and 550 million hits
December 2004 BAJA.COM tops 665 million hits for the year
December 2005 BAJA.COM tops 727 million hits, 6.5 million reader for the year

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