About Inc is the organization that operates the online resource site About.Com. Headquarters of the organization is in New York. It is a commercial site that includes different types of contents like multimedia contents, online courses and articles on different topics. The site was launched in the year 1995. Contents being offered by the site are maintained and authored by several freelance writers who are known as Guides. Another popular online site Wikipedia, also known as online encyclopedia, is among the competitors of this site. The New York Times Company acquired this site in the year 2005 and later sold it to IAC for $300 million, which is the present owner of About.com.