Talk:Xoom (web hosting)

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Why were the links on the bottom taken off? (see ) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:36, 12 April 2006

Speedy deletion grounds contested[edit]

Hi. I don't think this page is a vanity article. Xoom was a pretty substantial presence on the web. It even received coverage from The Motley Fool in 1999 [1]. --Takeel 15:55, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

What ever happened to everyone's XOOM website??[edit]

where they deleted or they exist somewhere in cyberspace with an unknown addresss? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 07:37, 28 August 2006

I know that Infospace purchased some of the pieces, when NBCi (which included XOOM) was broken up. I'm not sure if they ended up with the websites, or if those were sold off to somebody else, or if the drives were just wiped clean and sold at auction, or what. 01:11, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Old AFD full[edit]

Titoxd(?!? - help us) 20:44, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

XOOM Italia[edit]

I added back some of the material edited out by User:Takeel, since at least the Italian XOOM was at one time directly connected to the subject of the article. I don't know about the Mexican XOOM, so I left it out. I'm not sure how to find a source for this, however, since anything still online is probably in Italian and I don't read Italian. I worked for XOOM at one time and worked on the XOOM Italia project, but since I'm not sure how to prove that either, I certainly can't count as a reliable source. 01:06, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Propose to update page based upon new owners of domain.[edit]

I am proposing to update this page based upon the new owners of the domain.

Also I'd like to update the categories for the page since this domain is no longer defunct.

Also, we should keep the existing content on the page with a new headline of "History of Domain"


Dwabel 20:44, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Here is my proposed content: is the website of the Xoom Corporation, a San Francisco-based money transfer company. The company was founded in 2001 and is backed by the venture firms [Sequoia Capital], [New Enterprise Associates] and [Fidelity Ventures].'s web-based money transfer service allows individuals to send money from any Internet-enabled computer to friends, family and businesses to 31 countries worldwide. Senders can use PayPal, major credit cards, or have funds withdrawn directly from their bank account to fund the money transfer.

Recipients can receive cash in local currency or US dollars. offers money transfer services to over 30 countries worldwide and Hong Kong.

These countries include: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

Bank and Money Transfer Partners has relationships with banks and money transfer partners to provide a secure means of sending customer’s money.

With these bank and money transfer partners, customers can send money to several thousand pickup locations worldwide.

Oppose the current company is probably not notable (according to WP guidelines), whereas the prior one was. The company currently using the domain was already mentioned in the previous version of the article, and does not warrant being the main topic of the article. The two companies should either get their own articles (similar to the situation with SCO or Viacom) or else it should be reverted to the previous version that focused on the webpage hosting company during the dot-com boom. --Sapphic 23:33, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

I'm a little unfamiliar with how to disambiguate this page. Sapphic, could you give me some guidance on how we might accomplish that ? Apologies for my hasty edit, but I thought that was long enough, especially since I preserved the prior content of the page. Dwabel 23:05, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

I have moved the content related to the Xoom Corporation to an article at Xoom Corporation (which was almost immediately tagged for speedy delete, although I've attempted to block that) and reverted this article to the previous content related to the 1990s-era web hosting company. --Sapphic (talk) 02:08, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Timeline and amount of space offered seem inaccurate[edit]

The current revision of the article says "In March 1997, Xoom became a web hosting (offering 100MB) [..] website", implying they offered 100 MB of hosting in March 1997.

However, an April 1997 crawl from Internet Archive doesn't mention web hosting at all. A later crawl from December 1998 shows Xoom was offering 11 MB of space at that time, an order of magnitude less than the article claims. I briefly used Xoom around 1998, and 11 MB of space better matches my recollection — they had more than any other free hosting site I knew of, but it was on the order of 5 or 10. Graue (talk) 04:41, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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chris kitze was founder[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Outdowands (talkcontribs) 01:09, 24 August 2016 (UTC)