It had a photograph of the Ninth Doctor and asked to contact Clive if anyone had seen him. On 5 March 2005, Rose used search-wise.net to find the website and began emailing Clive about the Doctor. (TV: Rose)
Behind the scenes Edit
Who is Doctor Who? (titled simply Doctor Who? in the search engine results in TV: Rose) is a real website that tied into series 1 of Doctor Who. It initially had simply the Ninth Doctor photograph and a "sightings" page, which during the active life of the site contained a web form with which users could submit their own "sightings" of the Doctor, under whichever name they wished. After a short delay, new sightings would be added to the page. Additional user-generated pages of this type were added for several episodes' updates to the site. Amusingly, the basic purpose of the "sightings" page was essentially to allow the public to add events to the real-world version of a Doctor Who universe website.
One particular entry on the "sightings" page describes a sighting of the Ninth Doctor "wearing some old Edwardian outfit" and "muttering 'They’re all gone, I'm the only one left'," seemingly a reference to the end of the Last Great Time War and implying that the events that ended it led to the Eighth Doctor's regeneration into the Ninth. That suggestion was later supported by a few stories released in the 2000s - most notably The Forgotten and Don't Step on the Grass - but it was thoroughly contradicted by The Day of the Doctor (and the many stories featuring the War Doctor which it spawned). Another entry states that he "tried to swap some Edwardian gear at an Oxfam in Sheffield for a pair of jeans and trainers".
After Clive's death in the story, Rose, Mickey Smith took over, writing fictional articles about various events, including the 2005 Auton invasion of London, the attempt by the family Slitheen to destroy the world and Guinevere One's flight to Mars, amongst others.
The site was renamed "Defending the Earth!" during series 2 and had missions for the readers of the website to help Mickey as he seemingly decided it was hard to do things all by himself, allowing the readers to help combat alien invasions.
Once Mickey was left in an alternate reality in The Age of Steel, a "David R" took over, the missions were replaced with games and a quiz was added to test the readers of the website about what David, Mickey, Clive, LINDA and various other groups had researched over the last few years. However, by the end of series 2, the website was no longer being updated.