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I invented paypal

For those of you that I have told that I invented paypal here is the proof.

The service was called MagicButton and here is a directory listing of the original pages that we used to sell it. I also did a whois on to show that their domain was created after we had been doing it all year.


My Files:

baxman@snow:~/public_html/magicbutton$ ls -l

-rw-r--r--    1 baxman   users         890 Jan 21  1999 index.html


The Whois:
baxman@snow:~/public_html/magicbutton$ whois

Whois Server Version 2.0

Domain names in the .com and .net domains can now be registered
with many different competing registrars. Go to
for detailed information.

   IP Address:
   Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:

   Server Name: PAYPAL.COM.SV04.COM
   IP Address:
   Registrar: TUCOWS INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:

   Domain Name: PAYPAL.COM
   Registrar: MARKMONITOR INC.
   Whois Server:
   Referral URL:
   Name Server: PPNS1.DEN.PAYPAL.COM
   Name Server: PPNS1.PHX.PAYPAL.COM
   Name Server: PPNS2.DEN.PAYPAL.COM
   Name Server: PPNS2.PHX.PAYPAL.COM
   Status: clientDeleteProhibited
   Status: clientTransferProhibited
   Status: clientUpdateProhibited
   Status: serverDeleteProhibited
   Status: serverTransferProhibited
   Status: serverUpdateProhibited
   Updated Date: 18-nov-2008
   Creation Date: 15-jul-1999
   Expiration Date: 15-jul-2018



Paypal should be called 'payClint'!


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