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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. 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 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.
Attempts to access web sites formerly hosted by Geocities using the original Geocities URL now lead to a site advertising Yahoo! Small Business.
- Internet Archive: GeoCities Special Collection 2009
- Internet Archive: The Archive Team Geocities Valhalla
- Reocities, an independent project to mirror GeoCities content, now online