About.com is reborn as Dotdash

About.com is reborn as Dotdash
Credit: Dotdash

Say farewell to About.com — the go-to site for basic information on the internet is being dispersed and retooled into a new brand called Dotdash.

Meet the new boss — not quite the same as the old boss.

Dotdash replaces the information-based URLs of About into separate verticals based on specific topics. Here’s the full list of separate sites:

  • Lifewire (tech and gadgets)
  • The Balance (finance)
  • ThoughtCo (education)
  • VeryWell (health and medicine)
  • The Spruce (decorating, I think?)

The only About topic that still functions, as far as I can find, is About Travel, though this will eventually be phased out in favor of a site called TripSavvy.

Any attempt to go to another About URL redirects to Dotdash. I don’t quite understand why the About brand has to be replaced, but I was never very attached to this most boring of site names.

About.com rebrands to Dotdash on TechCrunch

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