GeoCities

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Name: GeoCities
Owner/Maintainer:
Dates: 1995-2009
Type: web-hosting service
Fandom: N/A
URL: www.geocities.com
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GeoCities was a free web-hosting service that opened in 1995 and was shut down the week of October 26, 2009.[1][2] It was an enormously popular service for fansites in the 90s, hosting fanarchives, fanfiction, fanart, zine advertising, and all the myriad fan creations.

Yahoo announced the closure in April 2009. Several groups[3] started various types of preservation projects to copy or document sites hosted on the domain. Fandom-related projects include the Fan History Wiki's GeoCities Preservation Project and the Organization for Transformative Works' GeoCities Rescue Project. See Fanlore's List of GeoCities Fansites.

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References

  1. Farhad Manjoo, How GeoCities Invented the Internet, Slate.com, Oct. 27, 2009. (Accessed 29 October 2009)
  2. GeoCities, Wikipedia. (Accessed 27 February 2010)
  3. GeoCities, Archiveteam.org. (Accessed 14 January 2010)
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