Mark Van Dyke The Domain Nostradamus

In the early days of the commercial Internet, Mark Van Dyke worked with a company that had the foresight to register a number of domain names, including,, and other college mascot names. The plan was to provide alumni and other fans with lifetime e-mail addresses displaying their favorite team.

One of those domain names,, has evolved into a flagship Web site for one of four companies Van Dyke now owns and operates.

Activv LLC operates, a site providing information and resources to soldiers and their families;

822 Media operates sites for North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Wyoming lotteries, and an emerging group of college sports sites;

Sun Key Publishing owns 11 military-themed sites, including and social sites for members of the military; and registers lifetime e-mail addresses using college mascot names.

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