Whitepages.com is a directory edited from Seattle, USA
The directory is part of Whitepages inc (until 2005 W3 Data).
Unlike the Canadian Yellowpages
or Whitepages.com.au in Australia
Whitepages.com did not grow out of a printed directory
and does not go back
to the major national
The domain name was registered
for the second time in
April 4 1996
2002 Launch of Whitepages.ca edited by Whitepages.com.
The expressions White Pages and Yellow Pages
go back to the late 1880s,
just a few years after Alexander Bell had invented the phone (1876), Thomas Edison the electric light bulb (1879)
and while Gustave Eiffel was working on his Eiffel Tower (1887-1889). The expression White Pages is the International standard
for Residential Telephone Directories.
used in over 120 countries all around the World.