Founded in 1994, Mindspring quickly became one of the largest growing Global Internet Service Providers. In 1999, Mindspring was acquired by Earthlink.
September, 1999 - Mindspring announced they will be acquired by Earthlink.
October 15, 1998 - MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of SpryNet from America Online, Inc. Terms of the agreement include the transfer of SpryNet's subscribers, assets, and intellectual property to MindSpring. The expected sale price is between $35 million and $45 million.