As Jake sat on a beautiful afternoon smoking a bowl of Al Fakher Grape in his Hookah, contemplating the direction I wanted to send the future of HookahDomain, I thought about what image I wanted to portray.
What is HookahDomain? It's obviously more than just a hookah forum... with spiffy profiles, a dedicated hookah video site and loads of awesome hookah giveaways -- it's more than just your run-of-the-mill online hookah community. HookahDomain really connects the hookah community. It brings hookah enthusiasts, lounge owners, online shop owners, vendors, manufacturers and even the typical "on occasion" smokers together like never before.
For the first time, everyone in the hookah world has a hub to share information, talk about hookah smoking, review products they've tried and even promote their products and websites to a huge digital network of potential customers. So what is HookahDomain really doing? We're connecting the hookah community. We really are... you, me & the thousands of other HookahDomain members.
We're building the hookah future -- supporting the culture and the hobby -- keeping it alive for both business & pleasure. The future of hookah in our society relies on your dedicated support of HookahDomain... and keeping us all connected. Until next time, keep smoking and enjoy your stay at HookahDomain.
Feb. 13, 2008 - HookahDomain.com officially launches "Beta" - membership by invitation only.
Mar. 01, 2008 - HookahDomain "Beta" closes and registration opens for all.
Mar. 21, 2008 - HookahDomain purchases the rights to HookahForums.com for an undisclosed amount.
Apr. 02, 2008 - HookahDomain get's it's first official Hookah lounge, Underground Hookah in Englewood, CO. [link]
Apr. 05, 2008 - HookahDomain sign's it's second official lounge, Nile Lounge in Boston, MA.
Apr. 08, 2008 - HookahDomain launches "HookahDomainTV", an online subculture channel powered by YouTube.
Apr. 10, 2008 - HookahDomain partners with HookahReviews.com.
May 09, 2008 - HookahDomain get's first official "redesign" to brighten up the network.
June 01, 2008 - HookahDomain surpasses 1,000 members.
June 08, 2008 - HookahDomain refuses offer of $12.5k to sell network.
June 12, 2008 - HookahDomain parts ways with HookahForums.com to better build the HD brand name.
June 23, 2008 - HookahDomain acquires HookahNews.com as the exclusive news provider of HookahDomain. [link]
July 10, 2008 - HookahDomain refuses offer of $27k to sell network.
Aug. 01, 2008 - HookahDomain surpasses 2,000 unique members.
Sept. 03, 2008 - According to Alexa, HookahDomain is the most visited online hookah site, up 125% in just 3 months.
Sept. 03, 2008 - HookahDomain begins accepting private offers from investors and potential buyers.
Sept. 26, 2008 - Memberships surpass 3,000 on HookahDomain.
Sept. 27, 2008 - HookahDomain launches HookahDomain Mobile for iPhone & iPod Touch. [link]
Sept. 30, 2008 - Traffic on HookahDomain ranks first among other online hookah-related communities.[link]
Oct. 01, 2008 - HookahDomain & TextMarks release "text alerts" to keep members updated on the go. [link]
Oct 04, 2008 - HookahDomain refuses buyout offer of $15k.
Oct 16, 2008 - World renowned Mya Saray partners with HookahDomain [link]
Oct 19, 2008 - HookahDomain hosts first real world gathering in Orange Park, FL. Over 100 people attended. [link]
Nov 29, 2008 - A new white hookah in a red circle icon logo is created to better establish the HD brand.
Dec 03, 2008 - HookahDomain welcome's our 4,000th member in just under 10 months.
Dec 05, 2008 - The first annual HookahDomain Holiday Gift Guide is published with almost 20 gift ideas. [link]
Dec 16, 2008 - HookahDomain offers HD members exclusive preorders for a limited Tangiers Mini Phunnel bowl. [link]
Jan 06, 2009 - HookahDomain announces the Lounge Directory, aiming to build the largest list of it's kind. [link]
Jan 16, 2009 - HookahDomain introduces HD Gold, a premium membership group with added benefits and perks. [link]
Jan 20, 2009 - President Obama's historical inauguration is streamed live on HookahDomain. Over 500 people watched via HD. [link]
Feb 03, 2009 - HookahDomain achieves it's 5000th member milestone in just under a year.
Feb 12, 2009 - HookahDomain receives it's second major facelift, logo and redesign. [link]
Feb 14, 2009 - In collaboration with Tokbox, Webcam Chat is released out of beta on HookahDomain. [http://www.hookahdomain.com/forum/topics/hookahdomain-webcam-chat-is">link]
Feb 17, 2009 - HookahDomain acquires PimpMyHookah.com & ShishaForum.com.
Feb 20, 2009 - Since launching one year ago, HookahDomain has received over 2,500,000 pageviews and 300,000 unique visitors.
Feb 21, 2009 - In addition to extremely active MySpace & YouTube profiles, HookahDomain joins Facebook & Twitter.
Mar 21 , 2009 - HookahDomain celebrates it's first year at Kulture in Florida. Over 200 people attended including Mya & CocoNara.
July 06 , 2009 - HookahDomain acquires competitor site HookahGiveaway.com for an undisclosed amount..
August 15 , 2009 - HookahDomain is acquired by Worldhookah for an undisclosed amount.
Oct 10, 2010 - HookahDomain HookahDomain gets pulled up from the ashes. It had been down close to 60 day with the changes Ning made with in their system.
Oct 12, 2010 - HookahDomain reaches 9,000 members.
Oct 14, 2010 - HookahDomain introduces is back on track and gaining members faster then expected.
Oct 17, 2010 - HookahDomain Is forced to announce that Alisha Trejo has passed. This has to be the hardest thing I have posted since my moms passing. Please look Alisha up and pay last respects to her as only we can on HD.
Last updated by HD.Caravan Hookahs Oct 18, 2010.