On 1 April 2000, ABBA World was launched, after being under development between October 1998 and March 2000.
ABBA World expanded on ABBALINK, still featuring links to every known
ABBA site, but also a lot more: a database of every song recorded or
performed by ABBA, a selected discography, ABBA facts, some ABBA-related
musings, and a lot more.
ABBA World received much recognition - FortuneCity selected it as a
Featured Site; It's On The Net magazine listed it as their recommended ABBA
site, calling it "excellent"; Australian TV current affairs
program 60 Minutes linked it when they featured at ABBA story in June 2001 (coincidentally,
my other ABBA site was the only other ABBA site linked); and most
proudly, it was awarded Most Comprehensive Site 2003 by the Domain of the
ABBA World was the first site featured in the ABBA On The Web column in
the Official International Agnetha, Benny, Björn, Frida Fan Club Magazine
At its launch ABBA World had its own domain name www.abbaworld.net, until registration
unfortunately lapsed in May 2002 and the domain
name was cybersquatted.
ABBA World was hosted at FortuneCity (at the same address as ABBALINK had
been), until 8 September 2003 when
it moved to a new host (Server101)
and a new domain name, www.abba-world.net.
ABBA World, version 1 was last updated on 5 February 2004.