Australian women’s lifestyle website Mamamia hired well-regarded journalist Alyx Gorman this week to edit a “secret new website”, and evidence suggests it could be a beauty website called ‘The Glow’ or ‘Glow Australia’.
‘Mamamia.com.au PTY LTD’ registered the domain TheGlow.com.au in December 2013, and the site remains parked and has no content. An archive website suggests the domain was once used to sell accommodation.
There is a Twitter account, @TheGlowAU, which has zero tweets but follows accounts including model Miranda Kerr, presenter Karl Stefanovic and various Australian TV networks. The account was also registered in December last year, and the name given on the profile is ‘Glow Australia’.
And finally, the Instagram account TheGlowAU also refers to ‘Glow Australia’, states “website coming soon” and has uploaded two beauty-related photos.
So the evidence suggests a beauty website of some kind, but further details about ‘Glow Australia’ are scarce.
Mamamia’s Mia Freedman is also publisher of iVillage Australia, an international edition of the US parenting website iVillage, so ‘Glow Australia’ could be an international edition of one of the aforementioned brands. It could also be a whole new brand.
As an aside, it appears that the domain TheGlow.com.au was hacked by a Turkish hacker in September 2010, according to a screenshot on this website.
This post will be updated as soon as further details come to light.