Geocities is closed for good

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

After more than 15 years of offering people the ability to set up their own website, Geocities finally closing their curtains.

Yahoo acquired the site for 3.57 billion U.S. dollars in 1999 at the height of the dotcom boom, though the site had been operating since 1994 after being established by David Bohnett and John Rezner as the Beverly Hills Internet.

Yahoo said sites would no longer be accessible from 26th October, 

However, The Internet Archive, a nonprofit founded to build an Internet library and archive the public Web, is working to archive as many GeoCities web sites as possible before GeoCities closes on October 26, 2009.

The Internet Archive has been indexing GeoCities pages for years as part of its normal collection efforts, but as a GeoCities user, you can help complete this archive and ensure your site is included by visiting the Internet Archive GeoCities site. There you can search to see if your GeoCities site has already been archived or submit your GeoCities web address for indexing, if it hasn't been archived already.

Yahoo! is not archiving GeoCities member sites. Please note that the Internet Archive is indexing GeoCities sites independently, as a public service.

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