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Name: Tripod
Owner/Maintainer: Currently owned by Lycos.
Dates: 1994--
Type: web-hosting service
Fandom: N/A
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Tripod was a website/web-hosting service launched in 1994 that was initially aimed at college students. It offered a simple webpage builder, and became known as a place where users could create free websites; it was a competitor of GeoCities and Angelfire. At one time, it hosted numerous fanfiction websites, both single author pages and multi-author archives. The site was acquired by Lycos in 1998. In 2001, Tripod purged a number of fansites without warning. There are still some fanfiction websites located there[1], but many fans have migrated elsewhere.

For fannish websites hosted by Tripod, see Category:Tripod


  1. ^ stargate SG-1 fanfic by suz, Discworld Fanfiction Archive.