GRUNGEREPORT.NET TO CHANGE NAME TO ALTERNATIVENATION.NET NEXT MONTH
GrungeReport.net will be changing its name to AlternativeNation.net next month. Long time reader Andrei Toth came up with the name a couple of months ago, I had run through a bunch of name ideas and when he suggested AlternativeNation.net to me I immediately knew that was the one. The domain cost nearly 500 dollars on GoDaddy since it was a premium domain, and reader Joseph Thomas stepped up and donated the money to purchase the name. I can’t thank Joseph and Andrei enough for their help regarding the new name. It really fits what we cover, Perry Farrell coined the term ‘alternative nation’ in the early 90′s to describe the young Generation X bands of the time period, the name was later used for a rock festival and a 90′s MTV series. The other advantage of the name is while it keeps us connected to the Grunge era, it allows us to expand a bit.
The change will likely occur on February 1st, if we have any issues though it could be pushed back to later in the month. We are planning on moving to a different hosting site for the change, we are currently using GoDaddy but we are not satisfied with them especially after the site being down for a full day due to their ineptitude yesterday. For the first month or two of the name change, the site will look exactly the same, except for the fact that it will say ‘AlternativeNation.net’ instead of ‘GrungeReport.net.’ After this one-two month transition period we will create a new layout for the site. The bands currently covered will remain the focus, but we will add on some additional bands. For anybody worried, GrungeReport.net will simply be redirecting to AlternativeNation.net. This is simply a name change, not GrungeReport.net closing and a new site opening. I am planning on keeping the ‘GrungeReport’ name as part of the site by changing the ‘Seattle Bands’ section name to ‘GrungeReport.’