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Owner/Maintainer: Denis Petrov
Dates: May 16, 2012 – present
Type: storage
Fandom: The Internet
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Stub: This article is a stub. Please help us out by adding more content. (formerly is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages.[1] It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50MB each, but with support for JavaScript-heavy sites such as Google Maps and progressive web applications such as Twitter. records simultaneously two different 'snapshots' of a web-page. One is "Webpage" which includes any functional live links that are in the original. The other is "Screenshot" which provides a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.[2]

History was founded in 2012. The site originally branded itself as, but in May 2015, changed the primary mirror to[3]

In January 2019, it began to deprecate the domain in favor of the mirror.[4]

Owner and financing

The service does not run any advertisements and also doesn't fund raise.[5] It is not known who runs the webservice but according to the FAQs on the site it is privately funded and "there are no complex finances behind it".[5]

According to the WHOIS directory, the domain name is registered to Denis Petrov of Czechia.[6][7]


Functionality can capture individual pages in response to explicit user requests.[8][9][10]

Web pages cannot be duplicated from to as second-level backup, as places an exclusion for Wayback Machine and does not save its snapshots in WARC format. The reverse—from to—is possible, but the copy usually takes more time than a direct capture. Some web sites get deleted from Internet Archive's listings retroactively or blocked from being saved due to their robots.txt file, but does not use this.[11]

Once a web page is archived, it cannot be deleted directly by any Internet user.[12]

The search feature is backed by Google CustomSearch. If it delivers no results, attempts to utilize Yandex Search.[13] If a page has already been archived, asks the user to confirm archiving a new revision, instead of immediately archiving it.[14]

One can download archived pages as a ZIP file, except pages archived since 29 November 2019, when changed their browser engine from PhantomJS to Chromium.[15]


  1. ^ Brinkmann, Martin (22 April 2015). "Create publicly available web page archives with". Ghacks. Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ Brunelle, Justin F.; Kelly, Mat; Weigle, Michele C.; Nelson, Michael L. (25 January 2015). "The impact of JavaScript on archivability" (PDF). International Journal on Digital Libraries. 17 (2): 95–117. doi:10.1007/s00799-015-0140-8. S2CID 8433375. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Why did you change the URL back from archive-today to archive-is?". Blog. 3 May 2015. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ @archiveis (4 January 2019). "Please do not use archive.IS mirror for linking, use others mirrors [.TODAY .FO .LI .VN .MD .PH. .IS might stop working soon"] (Tweet). Archived from the original on 6 January 2019 – via Twitter.
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  6. ^ "Denis Petrov at Website Informer". Archived from the original on 2022-04-29.
  7. ^ "Whois". Archived from the original on 2022-04-29.
  8. ^ Dascalescu, Dan (18 February 2013). "Web page archiving – Dan Dascalescu's Wiki (review)". Archived from the original on 22 September 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013.[Dead link]
  9. ^ Koebler, Jason (29 October 2014). "Dear GamerGate: Please Stop Stealing Our Shit". Motherboard. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2017. There is no way for a website to protect itself from having an user mirror the site.
  10. ^ "". Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  11. ^ " FAQ". Archived from the original on 2022-06-23.
  12. ^ "Some Frequently Asked Question". 24 January 2013. Archived from the original (blog) on 26 September 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Just realized that I can search for keywords in the search bar for archive today, was this a recently added feature?". blog. Archived from the original on 2022-04-29. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  14. ^ Archiving Websites with the, retrieved 27 January 2022
  15. ^ " blog". 17 July 2020. Archived from the original on 3 October 2020.