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'''nin.com''' is the official website for [[Nine Inch Nails]]. It has had a long and storied history. It is currently in its transitional phase to a ''[[The Slip]]''-themed format.
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'''nin.com''' is the official website for [[Nine Inch Nails]]. It has had a long and storied history. It went live in 1999 and the first [[Halo numbers|Halo]] to mention it was ''[[The Fragile (halo)|The Fragile]]''.
  
 
==Fragility==
 
==Fragility==
During the Fragility period, nin.com was designed with backgrounds and art in the style of the album artwork created by David Carson. The site contained journal entries which were posted on the site by [[Rob Sheridan]], who had been newly hired to update and organize the site, detailing the progress of recording the album, as well as a discussion board. Sound loops from the songs "[[Starfuckers, Inc. (song)|Starfuckers, Inc.]]" and "[[The Day The World Went Away (song)|The Day The World Went Away]]" were posted on the site prior to the release of ''[[The Fragile (halo)|The Fragile]]'' and are [http://www.theninhotline.net/halo99/01/01.htm available here]. Images, backgrounds, sound files and screen shots of this version of nin.com have been archived at [[The NIN Hotline]] [http://www.theninhotline.net/halo99/ here].
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During the Fragility period, nin.com was designed with backgrounds and art in the style of the album artwork created by David Carson. The site contained journal entries which were posted on the site by [[Rob Sheridan]], who had been newly hired to update and organize the site, detailing the progress of recording the album, as well as a discussion board. Sound loops from the songs "[[Starfuckers, Inc. (song)|Starfuckers, Inc.]]" and "[[The Day The World Went Away (song)|The Day The World Went Away]]" were posted on the site prior to the release of ''The Fragile'' and are [http://www.theninhotline.net/halo99/01/01.htm available here]. Images, backgrounds, sound files and screen shots of this version of nin.com have been archived at [[The NIN Hotline]] [http://www.theninhotline.net/halo99/ here]. A huge and very detailed chronological archive on everything related to nin.com from this period can be found [http://forum.portraitofdecay.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11 here] and [http://forum.portraitofdecay.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10 here]. As best as possible restored versions of the different versions of nin.com during that time can be found [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-a.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-b.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-c.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-d1.html here] and [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-d.html here]
 
{{nin.com Fragility}}
 
{{nin.com Fragility}}
 
Fragile-era nin.com screen-shots:
 
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==pre-With Teeth==
 
==pre-With Teeth==
From 2004 onwards, prior to the release of ''[[With Teeth (halo)|With Teeth]]'', nin.com had a sparse and minimalist layout with a plain white background and black smudged typewriter font. The site contained a "Current" section that was updated occasionally with photos and information on the progress of the album, a "Body of Work" section with information on each of the [[Halo numbers|Halos]] and a visuals section with music videos available for viewing. A Q&A section titled [[nin.com/access|Access]] was also a feature of the site where members of NIN answered user submitted questions.
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From 2003 onwards, prior to the release of ''[[With Teeth (halo)|With Teeth]]'', nin.com had a sparse and minimalist layout with a plain white background and black smudged typewriter font. The site contained a "Current" section that was updated occasionally with photos and information on the progress of the album, a "Body of Work" section with information on each of the Halos and a visuals section with [[Nine Inch Nails music videos|music videos]] available for viewing. A Q&A section titled [[nin.com/access|Access]] was also a feature of the site where members of NIN answered user submitted questions. A huge and very detailed chronological archive on everything related to nin.com from this period can be found [http://forum.portraitofdecay.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3 here]. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-e.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-e2.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-f.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-f2.html here] and [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-h.html here].
 
{{nin.com pre-With Teeth}}
 
{{nin.com pre-With Teeth}}
 
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==With Teeth==
 
==With Teeth==
In 2005 for the release of ''With Teeth'', nin.com was updated with a front page with links to purchase the album and watch "[[The Hand That Feeds (song)|The Hand That Feeds]]" video. Viral teaser trailers were also hidden pages on the site, named with lines from songs that would appear on the album.Later, the front page was changed to display photos taken at various destinations on the [[With Teeth Tour]], and called the site "nin.com V6". The pages of the site which had previously had blank backgrounds were changed to ''With Teeth''-style art and the font was also changed. A blog section titled "TR" was added, where Trent would post comments and messages. The [[nin.com/access|Access]] section continued to be updated by Reznor, with [[Aaron North]] and [[Jerome Dillon]] answering a set of questions, titled "part one", however, due to Dillon's departure from the band, it was to be the last time the section was updated. The site also contained a downloads section containing desktop backgrounds. All ''With Teeth''-related pages except the nin.com/visuals page have been removed as of March 24, 2008. All ''With Teeth''-era videos, trailers and downloads can be found [http://www.nin.com:81/with_teeth/ here].  
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In 2005 for the release of ''With Teeth'', nin.com was updated with a front page with links to purchase the album and watch "[[The Hand That Feeds (song)|The Hand That Feeds]]" video. Viral teaser trailers were also hidden pages on the site, named with lines from songs that would appear on the album.Later, the front page was changed to display photos taken at various destinations on the [[With Teeth Tour]], and called the site "nin.com V6". The pages of the site which had previously had blank backgrounds were changed to ''With Teeth''-style art and the font was also changed. A blog section titled "TR" was added, where Trent would post comments and messages. The [[nin.com/access|Access]] section continued to be updated by Reznor, with [[Aaron North]] and [[Jerome Dillon]] answering a set of questions, titled "part one", however, due to Dillon's departure from the band, it was to be the last time the section was updated. The site also contained a downloads section containing desktop backgrounds. All ''With Teeth''-related pages except the nin.com/visuals page have been removed as of March 24, 2008. All ''With Teeth''-era videos, trailers and downloads can be found [http://www.nin.com:81/with_teeth/ here]. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-j.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-i.html here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/_today/ here], [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-k.html here].
 
{{nin.com V6}}
 
{{nin.com V6}}
 
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==Year Zero==
 
==Year Zero==
Following the release of ''[[Year Zero]]'', nin.com was updated to V6.9 with a YZ-themed background and font. All previous pages, apart from Performance and Merch were deleted, leaving a basic front page with a photo on. As the [[Performance 2007]] tour began, more pages were added to the site, including a page written in [http://www.nin.com/russia/ Russian], a page in [http://www.nin.com/china/ Chinese] and a page in [http://www.nin.com/korea/yearzero.html Korean], added as the band performed in the countries for the first time. Links to the ''Year Zero'' site and NIN's official [http://www.youtube.com/ninofficial youtube account] were also added, the former is where live performance videos and video diaries have been uploaded. A photo blog was also added to the front page and updated several times a day during the tour. At present, the band are back in the studio and the front page of nin.com is updated periodically with messages from Trent, photos and Youtube videos showing work in the studio. Additionally, site visitors may comment on the current picture.
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Following the release of ''[[Year Zero]]'', nin.com was updated to V6.9 with a YZ-themed background and font. All previous pages, apart from Performance and Merch were deleted, leaving a basic front page with a photo on. As the [[Performance 2007]] tour began, more pages were added to the site, including a page written in [http://www.nin.com/russia/ Russian], a page in [http://www.nin.com/china/ Chinese] and a page in [http://www.nin.com/korea/yearzero.html Korean], added as the band performed in the countries for the first time. Links to the ''Year Zero'' site and NIN's official [http://www.youtube.com/ninofficial youtube account] were also added, the former is where live performance videos and video diaries have been uploaded. A photo blog was also added to the front page and updated several times a day during the tour. At present, the band are back in the studio and the front page of nin.com is updated periodically with messages from Trent, photos and Youtube videos showing work in the studio. Additionally, site visitors may comment on the current picture. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found [http://portraitofdecay.net/nin.com/index-l.html here] and [http://portraitofdecay.net/www.nin.com/index-2007.07.26.1606.html here].
  
 
Here is the archive of all images posted on the 6.9 version of nin.com:
 
Here is the archive of all images posted on the 6.9 version of nin.com:
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==Ghosts I–IV==
 
==Ghosts I–IV==
On announcement and immediate release of the new album, ''[[Ghosts I–IV]],'' in March 2008, the site was altered so that it had an album-themed design. The site still contains links to all Year Zero pages as well as an additional ''Ghosts I–IV'' player and a link to the new official [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nineinchnails/ NIN flickr page] and a page containing RSS feeds.
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On announcement and immediate release of the new album, ''[[Ghosts I–IV]],'' in March 2008, the site was altered so that it had an album-themed design. The site still contains links to all Year Zero pages as well as an additional ''Ghosts I–IV'' player and a link to the new official [http://www.flickr.com/photos/nineinchnails/ NIN flickr page] and a page containing RSS feeds. A reconstructed page of this version of nin.com can be viewed [http://portraitofdecay.net/www.nin.com/index-2008.03.03.2000.html here].
  
 
Here is the archive of all images posted on the ''Ghosts'' version of nin.com:
 
Here is the archive of all images posted on the ''Ghosts'' version of nin.com:
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==The Slip==
 
==The Slip==
 
After the digital release of ''[[The Slip]]'' in May 2008, the site was updated with a new album-themed design.
 
After the digital release of ''[[The Slip]]'' in May 2008, the site was updated with a new album-themed design.
As the new tour kicked off, the nin.com photoblog continued. The complete archive of photoblog images and posts can be [http://ninblogs.wordpress.com/ found here]. Here are some of the photos that were posted to the front page:
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As the new tour kicked off, the nin.com photoblog continued. The complete archive of photoblog images and posts can be [http://ninblogs.wordpress.com/ found here]. A reconstructed page of this version of nin.com can be viewed [http://portraitofdecay.net/www.nin.com/index-2008.05.12.0006.html here]. Following are some of the photographs that were posted to the front page:
 
{{Nin.com Slip}}
 
{{Nin.com Slip}}
 
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The Slip-themed design of the site continued to be updated to the current nin.com 7.0 layout, beginning on the 14th of August 2008, when Spiral and [[ETS]] members were informed by [[Rob Sheridan]] that a new beta of the site would be up shortly. The links to the new site were soon announced, with a forum, IRC chat and links hinting to future updates to the site. Subsequently, on the 3rd of September 2008, nin.com publically launched the beta, with anyone who has a nin.com account able to use it, completely free, includeing full use of the forums, IRC chat, all [[Nin.com#Sub-sites|sub-sites]] and a comprehensive links page, linking all official and non-official nin pages from the [[ninternet]].
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''The Slip''-themed design of the site continued to be updated to the nin.com 7.0 layout; beginning on the 14th of August 2008 when Spiral and [[ETS]] members were informed by [[Rob Sheridan]] that a new beta of the site would be up shortly. The links to the new site were soon announced with a forum, IRC chat and links hinting to future updates to the site. Subsequently, on the 3rd of September 2008, nin.com publicly launched the beta, with anyone who has a nin.com account able to use it, completely free, including full use of the forums, IRC chat, all [[Nin.com#Sub-sites|sub-sites]] and a comprehensive links page, linking all official and non-official nin pages from the [[ninternet]].
 
Here is the official welcome message originally posted on nin.com by Trent Reznor:
 
Here is the official welcome message originally posted on nin.com by Trent Reznor:
  
Welcome to the beginning of the new nin.com! There’s a lot of new stuff here we’ve been working on for quite some time and MUCH more
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<blockquote>"Welcome to the beginning of the new nin.com! There’s a lot of new stuff here we’ve been working on for quite some time and MUCH more coming over the next few weeks. We’re aiming to create the ultimate community and resource for all things related to nine inch nails. Be sure to register to create your own profile and take full advantage of what’s here - it’s 100% free and will remain that way.
coming over the next few weeks. We’re aiming to create the ultimate community and resource for all things related to nine inch nails.
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Be sure to register to create your own profile and take full advantage of what’s here - it’s 100% free and will remain that way.
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Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can set up your user profile by clicking on your username in the top right of the page. You’ll also have access to our new live chat rooms and our new forums, which are already active and filled with great content and discussion. Here are some useful forum destinations to get you started:
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Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can set up your user profile by clicking on your username in the top right of the page.
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- Introduce yourself in the Community Forum, and please check this message before posting.
You’ll also have access to our new live chat rooms and our new forums, which are already active and filled with great content
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and discussion. Here are some useful forum destinations to get you started:
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- Read what people have been saying about recent shows (and add your own thoughts if you’ve attended) in the Previous Shows Forum, and talk about future shows in the Upcoming Shows Forum.
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- Introduce yourself in the Community Forum, and please check this message before posting.
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- View and share photos and video from the Lights In The Sky Tour in this thread.
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- Read what people have been saying about recent shows (and add your own thoughts if you’ve attended) in the Previous Shows Forum, and
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- Need help? Check the Tech Support Forum.
talk about future shows in the Upcoming Shows Forum.
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posted by trent reznor at 2:07pm (salt lake city, usa)"</blockquote>
- View and share photos and video from the Lights In The Sky Tour in this thread.
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- Need help? Check the Tech Support Forum.
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posted by trent reznor at 2:07pm (salt lake city, usa)
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==Early 2010==
 
==Early 2010==
Beginning on February 9th 2010, photos titled "?" started being posted daily on the nin.com photoblog and then linked to via twitter and facebook.
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Beginning on February 9th 2010, photos titled "?" started being posted daily on the nin.com photoblog and then linked to via twitter and facebook. These photos may or may not be related to the [[How To Destroy Angels]] project.
  
 
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==Hesitation Marks==
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The 7.0 layout from Fall 2008 continued into the first half of 2013. In February when a [[NIN 2013-2014|new tour]] was announced, the site gained a simple no-frills black intro page with a graphic containing the NIN logo and the text 'nine inch nails' and 'twenty thirteen'. After clicking through to the main page, the 7.0 theme was still present. This layout continued until June, when ''[[Hesitation Marks]]'' was formally announced. It was then updated with visuals relating to that album. Links to the forum and the original user-populated photo/video sections were not present. It is assumed that the forum may eventually be retooled. A new fan content area for photo/video uploads was added to the tour.nin.com section in October. In 2014, the main page was set up to accommodate a feed from the official NIN tumblr account. As the tour progressed, a photo from each city would also display at the top of the page, much like what was done during the With Teeth tour.
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Image:Nincommarch2013.jpg|March 2013
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Image:Nincomjune2013.jpg|June 2013
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==2016-2017==
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In December 2016, a fresh version of nin.com was launched with the announcement of ''[[Not The Actual Events]]''. This time, a very clean minimalist approach was taken, with an all-white background, NIN logo and short menu on the left, and news items taking up the majority of the main space, per usual. The forums and user-populated media sections were not present. Subsites of nin.com became dead links and it is not currently known if some of them may eventually return. The webmaster at this point became John Crawford, taking over for Rob Sheridan.
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Image:Nincomdecember2016.jpg|December 2016
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Image:Nincomjuly2017.jpg|July 2017
 
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==Sub-sites==
 
==Sub-sites==
 
Over the years, nin.com has had various sub-sites to coincide with releases. Here is a list of all sites linked with nin.com:
 
Over the years, nin.com has had various sub-sites to coincide with releases. Here is a list of all sites linked with nin.com:
*'''thefragile.com''' - set up in 1999 to promote the release of ''[[The Fragile (halo)|The Fragile]]''.
 
 
*'''[[thingsfallingapart.com]]''' - set up in 2000 to promote the release of ''[[Things Falling Apart]]''. [http://nin.ru/tfa/]
 
*'''[[thingsfallingapart.com]]''' - set up in 2000 to promote the release of ''[[Things Falling Apart]]''. [http://nin.ru/tfa/]
*'''andallthatcouldhavebeen.com''' - set up in 2001 to promote the release of ''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]''
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*'''[[andallthatcouldhavebeen.com]]''' - set up in 2001 to promote the release of ''[[And All That Could Have Been (halo)|And All That Could Have Been]]''. [http://portraitofdecay.net/www.andallthatcouldhavebeen.com/]
 
*'''[[tds.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2004 to promote the re-release of ''[[The Downward Spiral (halo)|The Downward Spiral]]''. [http://tds.nin.com/].
 
*'''[[tds.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2004 to promote the re-release of ''[[The Downward Spiral (halo)|The Downward Spiral]]''. [http://tds.nin.com/].
 
*'''[[Nin.com/access]]''' - a page on [[Nin.com#With_Teeth|nin.com V6]] where [[Trent Reznor]] posted responses to questions.
 
*'''[[Nin.com/access]]''' - a page on [[Nin.com#With_Teeth|nin.com V6]] where [[Trent Reznor]] posted responses to questions.
*'''Nin.com/visuals''' - page from the With Teeth-era website which is still operational, has numerous music videos and pictures.  [http://www.nin.com/visuals]
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*'''Nin.com/visuals''' - page from the ''With Teeth''-era website which had numerous music videos and pictures.  [http://www.nin.com/visuals]
 
*'''[[nin.com/with_teeth]]''' - set up in 2005 for the release of ''[[With Teeth (halo)|With Teeth]]''. [http://www.nin.com/pub/with_teeth/]
 
*'''[[nin.com/with_teeth]]''' - set up in 2005 for the release of ''[[With Teeth (halo)|With Teeth]]''. [http://www.nin.com/pub/with_teeth/]
 
*'''[[halo22.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2007 for the release of ''[[Beside You In Time (halo)|Beside You In Time]]''. [http://halo22.nin.com]
 
*'''[[halo22.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2007 for the release of ''[[Beside You In Time (halo)|Beside You In Time]]''. [http://halo22.nin.com]
*'''[[yearzero.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2007 to promote ''[[Year Zero]]'' (see also [[Year Zero Research#Proven Related Web Sites|List of Year Zero pages]]. [http://yearzero.nin.com/]
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*'''[[yearzero.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2007 to promote ''[[Year Zero]]'' (see also [[Year Zero Research#Proven Related Web Sites|List of Year Zero pages]]). [http://yearzero.nin.com/]
 
*'''[[remix.nin.com]]''' (and yearzero.nin.com/remix) - set up in 2007 to coincide with the release of ''[[Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D]]''. [http://remix.nin.com/]
 
*'''[[remix.nin.com]]''' (and yearzero.nin.com/remix) - set up in 2007 to coincide with the release of ''[[Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D]]''. [http://remix.nin.com/]
 
*'''[[ghosts.nin.com]]''' - created in 2008 for the release of ''[[Ghosts I–IV]]''. [http://ghosts.nin.com/]
 
*'''[[ghosts.nin.com]]''' - created in 2008 for the release of ''[[Ghosts I–IV]]''. [http://ghosts.nin.com/]
*'''discipline.nin.com''' - created April 22nd 2008 for the free release of "[[Discipline]]", contained various pages for individual radio stations to link to. Now redirects to theslip.nin.com.
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*'''discipline.nin.com''' - created April 22nd, 2008 for the free release of "[[Discipline]]", contained various pages for individual radio stations to link to. Now redirects to theslip.nin.com.
*'''[[theslip.nin.com]]''' - created May 5th 2008 for the free release of ''[[The Slip]]''. [http://theslip.nin.com/]
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*'''[[theslip.nin.com]]''' - created May 5th, 2008 for the free release of ''[[The Slip]]''. [http://theslip.nin.com/]
*'''[[member.nin.com]]''' - a page for viewing your nin.com account, once set up.
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*'''member.nin.com''' - a page for viewing your nin.com account, once set up.
 
*'''member.nin.com/chat''' - the IRC chat room, can be accessed from external IRC clients at '''irc.nin.com'''
 
*'''member.nin.com/chat''' - the IRC chat room, can be accessed from external IRC clients at '''irc.nin.com'''
*'''ninja2009.com''' - a page set up in March 2009 to promote the [[Wave_Goodbye_Tour#NIN.2FJA_2009|NIN/JA 2009 tour]] and contained a [[NINJA_2009_Summer_Tour_EP|free EP for download]]. [http://www.ninja2009.com/]
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*'''ninja2009.com''' - a page set up in March 2009 to promote the [[Wave_Goodbye_Tour#NIN.2FJA_2009|NIN/JA 2009 tour]] and contained a [[NINJA_2009_Summer_Tour_EP|free EP for download]]. [http://portraitofdecay.net/www.ninja2009.com/]
*'''nin.com/pub/strobelight/''' created on April 1st 2009 as an April Fools joke, promoting the fake ''[[Strobe Light]]'' album. [http://www.nin.com/pub/strobelight/]
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*'''nin.com/pub/strobelight/''' created on April 1st, 2009 as an April Fools joke, promoting the fake ''[[Strobe Light]]'' album. [http://www.nin.com/pub/strobelight/]
*'''[[lightsinthesky.nin.com]]''' - created June 5th 2009 for the free promotional release of ''[[Lights in the sky (Seed)|Lights In The Sky]]''. [http://dl.nin.com/lightsinthesky/signup]
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*'''lightsinthesky.nin.com''' - created June 5th, 2009 for the free promotional release of ''[[Lights in the sky (Seed)|Lights In The Sky]]''. [http://dl.nin.com/lightsinthesky/signup]
 
*'''access.nin.com''' - set up in 2009 for the [[NIN: Access]] application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
 
*'''access.nin.com''' - set up in 2009 for the [[NIN: Access]] application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
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*'''[[phm.nin.com]]''' - set up in 2010 to promote the re-release of ''[[Pretty Hate Machine]]''. [http://phm.nin.com/].
 
There are also two beta pages currently up, for uploading Photos and Videos.
 
There are also two beta pages currently up, for uploading Photos and Videos.
  
 
==Official Accounts==
 
==Official Accounts==
 
NIN has official accounts at the following locations:
 
NIN has official accounts at the following locations:
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*[http://itunes.apple.com/us/post/idsa.266adef1-1bca-11e5-b161-d65fda5d93aa Apple Music]
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*[http://on.beatsmusic.com/artists/ar24468 Beats Music]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/ninofficial Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/ninofficial Facebook]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/nineinchnails/ Flickr]
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/nineinchnails/ Flickr]
*[http://www.imeem.com/artists/nine_inch_nails iMeem]
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*[http://instagram.com/nineinchnails Instagram]
*[http://www.last.fm/music/Nine+Inch+Nails Last.fm]
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*[http://www.myspace.com/nin MySpace]  
 
*[http://www.myspace.com/nin MySpace]  
*[http://thepiratebay.org/user/NINOfficial/ The Pirate Bay]  
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*[http://thepiratebay.org/user/NINOfficial/ The Pirate Bay]
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*[http://soundcloud.com/nineinchnails/ SoundCloud]
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*[http://open.spotify.com/artist/0X380XXQSNBYuleKzav5UO Spotify]
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*[http://nineinchnails.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]
 
*[http://twitter.com/nineinchnails Twitter]
 
*[http://twitter.com/nineinchnails Twitter]
 
*[http://vimeo.com/ninofficial/ Vimeo]
 
*[http://vimeo.com/ninofficial/ Vimeo]
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*[http://ninblogs.wordpress.com/ Unofficial nin.com blog archive]
 
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*[http://www.theninhotline.net/halo99/ Saved data from nin.com circa 1999]
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Latest revision as of 03:01, 24 July 2017

nin.com is the official website for Nine Inch Nails. It has had a long and storied history. It went live in 1999 and the first Halo to mention it was The Fragile.

Fragility

During the Fragility period, nin.com was designed with backgrounds and art in the style of the album artwork created by David Carson. The site contained journal entries which were posted on the site by Rob Sheridan, who had been newly hired to update and organize the site, detailing the progress of recording the album, as well as a discussion board. Sound loops from the songs "Starfuckers, Inc." and "The Day The World Went Away" were posted on the site prior to the release of The Fragile and are available here. Images, backgrounds, sound files and screen shots of this version of nin.com have been archived at The NIN Hotline here. A huge and very detailed chronological archive on everything related to nin.com from this period can be found here and here. As best as possible restored versions of the different versions of nin.com during that time can be found here, here, here, here and here

Fragile-era nin.com screen-shots:

pre-With Teeth

From 2003 onwards, prior to the release of With Teeth, nin.com had a sparse and minimalist layout with a plain white background and black smudged typewriter font. The site contained a "Current" section that was updated occasionally with photos and information on the progress of the album, a "Body of Work" section with information on each of the Halos and a visuals section with music videos available for viewing. A Q&A section titled Access was also a feature of the site where members of NIN answered user submitted questions. A huge and very detailed chronological archive on everything related to nin.com from this period can be found here. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found here, here, here, here and here.

With Teeth

In 2005 for the release of With Teeth, nin.com was updated with a front page with links to purchase the album and watch "The Hand That Feeds" video. Viral teaser trailers were also hidden pages on the site, named with lines from songs that would appear on the album.Later, the front page was changed to display photos taken at various destinations on the With Teeth Tour, and called the site "nin.com V6". The pages of the site which had previously had blank backgrounds were changed to With Teeth-style art and the font was also changed. A blog section titled "TR" was added, where Trent would post comments and messages. The Access section continued to be updated by Reznor, with Aaron North and Jerome Dillon answering a set of questions, titled "part one", however, due to Dillon's departure from the band, it was to be the last time the section was updated. The site also contained a downloads section containing desktop backgrounds. All With Teeth-related pages except the nin.com/visuals page have been removed as of March 24, 2008. All With Teeth-era videos, trailers and downloads can be found here. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found here, here, here, here.

Year Zero

Following the release of Year Zero, nin.com was updated to V6.9 with a YZ-themed background and font. All previous pages, apart from Performance and Merch were deleted, leaving a basic front page with a photo on. As the Performance 2007 tour began, more pages were added to the site, including a page written in Russian, a page in Chinese and a page in Korean, added as the band performed in the countries for the first time. Links to the Year Zero site and NIN's official youtube account were also added, the former is where live performance videos and video diaries have been uploaded. A photo blog was also added to the front page and updated several times a day during the tour. At present, the band are back in the studio and the front page of nin.com is updated periodically with messages from Trent, photos and Youtube videos showing work in the studio. Additionally, site visitors may comment on the current picture. As best as possible restored versions of the different iterations of nin.com during that time can be found here and here.

Here is the archive of all images posted on the 6.9 version of nin.com:

Ghosts I–IV

On announcement and immediate release of the new album, Ghosts I–IV, in March 2008, the site was altered so that it had an album-themed design. The site still contains links to all Year Zero pages as well as an additional Ghosts I–IV player and a link to the new official NIN flickr page and a page containing RSS feeds. A reconstructed page of this version of nin.com can be viewed here.

Here is the archive of all images posted on the Ghosts version of nin.com:

The Slip

After the digital release of The Slip in May 2008, the site was updated with a new album-themed design. As the new tour kicked off, the nin.com photoblog continued. The complete archive of photoblog images and posts can be found here. A reconstructed page of this version of nin.com can be viewed here. Following are some of the photographs that were posted to the front page:

The Slip-themed design of the site continued to be updated to the nin.com 7.0 layout; beginning on the 14th of August 2008 when Spiral and ETS members were informed by Rob Sheridan that a new beta of the site would be up shortly. The links to the new site were soon announced with a forum, IRC chat and links hinting to future updates to the site. Subsequently, on the 3rd of September 2008, nin.com publicly launched the beta, with anyone who has a nin.com account able to use it, completely free, including full use of the forums, IRC chat, all sub-sites and a comprehensive links page, linking all official and non-official nin pages from the ninternet. Here is the official welcome message originally posted on nin.com by Trent Reznor:

"Welcome to the beginning of the new nin.com! There’s a lot of new stuff here we’ve been working on for quite some time and MUCH more coming over the next few weeks. We’re aiming to create the ultimate community and resource for all things related to nine inch nails. Be sure to register to create your own profile and take full advantage of what’s here - it’s 100% free and will remain that way.


Once you’ve registered and logged in, you can set up your user profile by clicking on your username in the top right of the page. You’ll also have access to our new live chat rooms and our new forums, which are already active and filled with great content and discussion. Here are some useful forum destinations to get you started:

- Introduce yourself in the Community Forum, and please check this message before posting.

- Read what people have been saying about recent shows (and add your own thoughts if you’ve attended) in the Previous Shows Forum, and talk about future shows in the Upcoming Shows Forum.

- View and share photos and video from the Lights In The Sky Tour in this thread.

- Need help? Check the Tech Support Forum.

posted by trent reznor at 2:07pm (salt lake city, usa)"

Early 2010

Beginning on February 9th 2010, photos titled "?" started being posted daily on the nin.com photoblog and then linked to via twitter and facebook. These photos may or may not be related to the How To Destroy Angels project.

Hesitation Marks

The 7.0 layout from Fall 2008 continued into the first half of 2013. In February when a new tour was announced, the site gained a simple no-frills black intro page with a graphic containing the NIN logo and the text 'nine inch nails' and 'twenty thirteen'. After clicking through to the main page, the 7.0 theme was still present. This layout continued until June, when Hesitation Marks was formally announced. It was then updated with visuals relating to that album. Links to the forum and the original user-populated photo/video sections were not present. It is assumed that the forum may eventually be retooled. A new fan content area for photo/video uploads was added to the tour.nin.com section in October. In 2014, the main page was set up to accommodate a feed from the official NIN tumblr account. As the tour progressed, a photo from each city would also display at the top of the page, much like what was done during the With Teeth tour.

2016-2017

In December 2016, a fresh version of nin.com was launched with the announcement of Not The Actual Events. This time, a very clean minimalist approach was taken, with an all-white background, NIN logo and short menu on the left, and news items taking up the majority of the main space, per usual. The forums and user-populated media sections were not present. Subsites of nin.com became dead links and it is not currently known if some of them may eventually return. The webmaster at this point became John Crawford, taking over for Rob Sheridan.

Sub-sites

Over the years, nin.com has had various sub-sites to coincide with releases. Here is a list of all sites linked with nin.com:

There are also two beta pages currently up, for uploading Photos and Videos.

Official Accounts

NIN has official accounts at the following locations:

External Links

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