Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Is Userplane closing down?!

There were rumors today and an article on the Online Personals Watch claiming that Userplane is closing down. Userplane is the company Michael Jones built and then sold to AOL. Mike subsequently was invited to become COO for MySpace.

The company was providing online instant messenger for the dating communities. I have confirmed from Mike, that for now this is only a rumor and that there is no substantial proof that this could be happening. I guess we can only wait and see what happens.

For a short period of time, back in 2005, the online dating service was also using it.


  1. Hi everyone, my name is Felix and I am co-founder and CEO of

    I would like to invite all Userplane customers to give toksta a try:

    We offer a 15-day free trial and an extra 10% lifetime discount for all current Userplane customers if you sign up until May, 15th. toksta also features:

    * Super easy implementation (copy & paste script or Plugin)
    * 100% hosted by toksta
    * No bandwidth or A/V chat limitations
    * Completely integrates with your user DB
    * Full design customization, logo branding and CSS support
    * And much more!

    Please contact support [ at ] toksta ( . ) com if you have any questions!

    - Felix

  2. Hi there!

    My name is Nick Schneble, and I used to be the senior developer over at Userplane. Before anyone asks, I can't confirm or deny any shutdown rumors. :-)

    I wrote all of the Flex and AIR applications for Userplane, and since leaving I've started a new company, Topicfox, with the intent of providing a robust, stable and highly scalable white-label IM solution.

    As a result of my many years at Userplane, Topicfox is 100% compatible with existing Userplane WM configurations, and can be imported and converted for use by Topicfox with very little client interaction.

    I'm looking to provide a far more hands-on solution than Userplane, with a greater amount of client feedback.

    If you have an existing Userplane Webmessenger (IM) setup, and/or you may be interested in a solution customized exactly the way you want, drop me a line!

    You can reach me at nick (at)

  3. Hey All!

    Do you happen to know that Flashcoms annouced 2 new free applications that will be presented at iDate 2009 on 25th of June. The products already named by the online community as Userplane replacement.

    Fell free to give a test to our demo versions at and

    For more information feel free to mail us at doug(at)