When DC.Com was the URL for “The Crappy American Car Page”


It was Courtney Simmons (now Courtney Brown) at DC PR who was always nagging me for calling DC Comics…DC Comics. Rather than just DC. I used to point out to her that the company’s website URL was DCComics.com and told me she couldn’t tell what URL the company had registered, it was DC, DC, DC. Well, she’s now at Amazon Prime Video, as head of global advertising and talent relations for the genre franchise working on Lord Of The Rings, but I was reminded of those conversations today as DC Comics has officially changed its URL to DC.com.

Photo by Jennifer Graylock Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

In 1999, DC.com was the Crappy American Car page, created to “let people rave about the shittiest…American vehicles” in the 2000s it was bought to be the Deloitte Consulting website. And they kept the domain name for two decades until it was purchased by Warner Bros in May of this year, with the change starting at Comic-Con in San Diego. It is estimated that Warners paid over $2 million for the domain name. That’s over two percent of a Batgirl movie. And now there’s a press release. Not sent by Courtney, she just sends us halfling stuff these days.

DC’s social accounts are also being refreshed to include the @DC handle on most platforms to coincide with the launch of DC.com. There will also be a connection for DC Universe Infinite, DC Community, DC Store, and more. and the DC Community hub will unveil a new live chat feature. DC.com will now include weekly video content ranging from trailers for upcoming releases, archival stories and talent interviews.

  • DC Super Scenes – Videos highlighting fan-favorite moments and characters from across DC history across all mediums air every Tuesday and Friday.
  • Trivia Tuesday – Every Tuesday, the DC community will host a themed trivia event where all fans are welcome, but even the most loyal DC fan may be puzzled.
  • Riddler Wednesday – The DC Community will post a riddle every Wednesday for members to try to solve alone or in groups.
  • DC’s House of Listery – Published every Thursday, DC.com will curate a new list of essential moments, characters and content for fans to explore, add to and discuss.
  • Monthly deep dives into everything happening with your favorite characters Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman across the DC Universe.
  • Digital experiences, including My DC Origin Story, where fans can take part in an interactive story and discover their place among the super teams of the DC Universe.

Unfortunately, no place for Crappy American Batmobiles in this…

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