RedHotPawn nearly wasn’t RedHotPawn at all. There was only a two and a half month development period in early 2001 before the initial launch, and for the first month it was going to be called “WorldNetPlay” - the intention initially was to support many different game types, not just chess. The domains were registered, the logo was designed by a graphic designer friend....and then we switched the name at the last moment.
World Net Play
The logo and text changed as more time was invested in developing the site – it had launched as a pet project, and the initial interest was a surprise, largely because AOL had decided to place us so highly on their search engine at the time. This gave the momentum to those early months to mature the site.
RHP Logo Feb 200...