Page Text: Dedicated to the memory of Geocities and an attempt to archive early web culture
Thank you for visting the geocitiesarchive.org homepage; For those of you who do not know, Geocities was a free web hosting service that was launched in November of 1994 and was closed on October 26th 2009. At a rough estimate there were over 38 million user created webpages which displayed the style of the time. Flashing images, tiled backgrounds and guestbooks were what made Geocities so unique and fun.
Geocities was aquired by Yahoo in January 1999 for $3.57 billion in Yahoo stock. Unfortunately the new terms and conditions introduced by Yahoo proved less than popular with the large majority of users as Yahoo stated that it now owned all content within Geocities. After trying to provide a more premium service by offering vanity urls rumors began to surface during 2001 that Geocities would be closing.
Closure of Geocities:
On April 23, 2009 Geocities stopped allowing any new member registrations and announced that the United States version of Geocities would be shutting down on 26th of October 2009. In shutting down Geocities Yahoo! effectively destroyed fifteen years of early internet history overnight as many users did not have the ability to make a copy of their website before it was taken offline.
About this website:
geocitiesarchive.org is an attempt to restore some of this lost data for future generations to look (And perhaps laugh) at.
With a project of this size the site is still "under construction", unfortunately, not all sites and images were archived and there is still a lot of work to be done. Thank you and enjoy
We can appreciate that after all these years some people may wish to have their original content removed.
For content removal please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a direct link to the site you wish to have removed.
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