Date: September 1, 2001
If you were an average Internet surfer and suddenly needed info on The Cranberries, where would you go? Cranberries.com of course. Since 1996, the site has been online, owned hosted by Island Records. However, unfortunately for those in need of good content, the site was only updated when new material was released by the band. The last update to the page was in March 2001 for the US release of The Complete Sessions.
However, now the hyperlink takes you to something else -- The Cranberries Official International Homepage, the Ireland-based page that was previously (and still is) found at www.cranberries.ie. The international page has always been much more personal and far less "corporate" than Island. With Island owning the domain previously, it's unknown if the band had to strike a deal to receive the domain for their personal site. So update your links!
Source: The Cranberries Official Website