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Old 01-23-2008, 09:06 PM
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Hey THTers!

After acquiring THT, Internet Brands has decided to venture further into the different areas of the boating world. We have recently acquired another boating site, http://www.offshoreonly.com/

It offers a different type of boating; powerboating. Many THTers may already be involved in powerboating and will find Offshoreonly.com a community similar to The Hull Truth as well as a good resource. If you have always been interested in powerboating, Offshoreonly.com offers a good place to start with its helpful tips and a large amount of related information.

Also, since many THT members are hunting enthusiasts, you may be pleased to know that Internet Brands has also added http://www.huntingnet.com/, a hunting community, to its Travel & Leisure sites. The HuntingNet.com is one of the most advanced and informative hunting sites on the web. It's a great site to go to if you are looking for hunting related information or just want to swap stories and experiences with fellow hunters.

Both Offshoreonly.com and HuntingNet.com are the top sites in their respective areas so you will be interacting with knowledgeable friendly members who are passionate about what they do.

Be sure to check out these sites and join their forums.

See you there!

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Internet Brands

Heres the link http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...85263&posts=11

Hope this is not true, they screwed up the hull truth looks like they are coming here now, I have never posted much just read but I liked the site until now!

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well we always have www.powerboatsonly.com to fall back on
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January 23, 2008 08:00 AM Eastern Time

Internet Brands Acquires Niche Community Websites HuntingNet.com, OffShoreOnly.com and Horsetopia.com
Highly-Trafficked, Community-Focused Sites Extend Company’s Travel & Leisure Division into Valuable New Categories

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Internet Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:INET), a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, today announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, OffShoreOnly.com, and Horsetopia.com, three popular community websites in the online hunting, performance boating, and equestrian niches. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ fast-growing Travel & Leisure division.

“All three of these sites are leaders in their niche categories, with unique original content, strong user participation, and impressive levels of traffic,” said Bob Brisco, CEO of Internet Brands. “The acquisition of these sites is a continuation of our strategy to provide our users with rich, high-quality sites and our advertisers with a targeted audience that is passionate about their interests.”

HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries. HuntingNet.com’s community forums allow thousands of registered members to discuss all aspects of hunting, from exchanging tips and techniques to sharing photos of recent hunting excursions. A growing video library features how-to videos, competition videos, and user-contributed video clips.

With more than 45,000 registered users, OffShoreOnly.com has grown to be the world’s largest performance boating website since 2001. A vibrant enthusiast community and active discussion forum are the primary focus of the site. OffShoreOnly.com is also home to a large collection of user-generated content, including photos, videos, and classified ads. The site complements TheHullTruth.com, a boating and fishing site operated by Internet Brands, to provide enthusiasts with fully comprehensive boating resources.

Since launching in 2002, Horsetopia.com has revolutionized the way people buy and sell horses. The site links buyers and sellers from around the world, creating a global marketplace with a much wider reach than traditional advertising methods. Horsetopia.com charges no commissions or finding fees, and offers free basic text ads to sellers in addition to multimedia paid ads. A discussion forum covers hundreds of topics related to owning a horse, making Horsetopia.com a resource that visitors frequently return to after buying or selling on the site.

Horsetopia.com is Internet Brands’ second equestrian-focused website, joining EquineHits.com, a classified ad site for buying and selling horses that was acquired by Internet Brands in 2007.

About Internet Brands, Inc.

Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:INET) is a leading operator of e-commerce and niche community Web sites in categories spanning automotive, travel and leisure, and home and home improvement. With a flexible and scalable platform, Internet Brands operates a rapidly growing network of more than 48 principal Web sites offering consumers the ability to share information through extensive online communities and make informed purchasing decisions. The company’s Web sites and communities are often leaders in their categories and have received various best-in-class awards. Internet Brands was founded in 1998 as CarsDirect.com and added the parent company name of Internet Brands in 2005.
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?Anyone Snope this?
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No need, looks to be true.... sad day indeed. Sorry to see you guys go Steve, it's been a fun ride.

http://investors.internetbrands.com/...leaseID=289068
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There goes the web site!
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I hope this doesnt change things around here?? I didnt see this coming, if it is true??
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How much did we sell for?
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Can't blame anyone, it was more than likely a profitable transaction. This would explain why no OSO party in Miami this year.
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They're already throwing around the gold chain comments. I thought Reggie built fishing boats too so this should be nothing new to them.


WHERE'S STEVE!!!!!!! We need an explanation!

I hope he didn't pull a Trick Marine on us!
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