Wasteland.com Celebrates 30 Years as a Pioneering BDSM Site
BOSTON, Mass. – As 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of Wasteland.com, Colin Rowntree, the site’s owner and founder, takes a moment to reflect on the journey of this groundbreaking BDSM site.
“Looking back at the past 30 years, the changes in the online adult market have been immense, from the technical evolution of the site to the way we produce content,” Colin reflects. “It’s been quite a ride.”
Starting as a modest single-page site with about 30 pictures on a numeric IP address, Wasteland.com quickly grew into a powerhouse in the early days of the adult internet. Colin initially licensed content to build the site’s library before transitioning to producing exclusive content.
Despite his background in conducting symphonies and staging operas, Colin found similarities between his previous work and producing BDSM content. “Managing an orchestra is not so different from managing a production,” Colin explains. “Both require attention to detail and a keen sense of organization.”
With three decades of experience in the adult industry, Colin is now taking on a new role as an executive producer, mentoring young filmmakers and funding their projects while focusing on the business side of Wasteland.com. Joe Evans has joined the team as the Director of Business Development, tasked with expanding the company’s relationships and revenue streams.
“As someone who has been in this industry for 30 years, I believe it’s time to pass the torch to the next generation,” Colin shares.
When asked for advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in the adult industry, Colin emphasizes the importance of finding passion and building a network of trusted contacts. “Follow your passion and surround yourself with people you trust,” he advises. “Vet opportunities thoroughly and rely on your network for guidance.”