In 2002 Blaxxun interactive sold Cybertown to Integrated Virtual Networks who charge users a fee for membership.
From direct observation, IVN's interests seemed primarily aimed at development of Silhouette technology, a video / VRML interface, when they took the reins.
Midway through 1999, Colony City merged with Cybertown which dramatically increased the users to a few thousand.
At the time Cyber Town was mainly a portal site with categories of links, however Colony City was able to use the ideas from the categories to make 3D worlds and expand Cybertown.
Colony City made use of the VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), a standard for displaying 3D content, including virtual worlds and avatars, on the Web.
These VRML files became shared virtual worlds using Blaxxun's award-winning multi-user server technology, enabling people from all over the world to meet and interact in rich-media environments in real-time on the Web.
Citizens are able to hold jobs within the city, earning a daily wage in City Cash (CC's).