Lycanthrope.org was created on 11th July, 1996 by Bear X to act as an ISP for therians. It was the first official spin-off site from AHWW. The site was shut down 31st May 2003.
In the 1990s, it was common for families to share a computer, this created problems for therians who were not prepared to reveal their situation to their family members, and sharing a computer made this difficult. Lycanthrope.org was set up to provide services to the therian community in a way that was separate from those family computers.
Services provided by the site included:
- email addresses
- usenet newsgroup access
- web hosting
- technical support
- telnet and ssh shell access
- IRC server and access
This resulted in many members of the early community having @lycanthrope.org email addresses and hosted websites which would become important to the early community.
It was one of the few sites which had any noteworthy information on werebears and berserkers.