Yahoo Kills GeoCities Today

It's the end of an era. The free online web page hosting service GeoCities has officially been demolished.

Yahoo! announced back in June that it was shutting down GeoCities, after having acquired it for billions of dollars in January of 1999. Today, October 26 was the date named for shutting it all down.

"On October 26, 2009, your GeoCities site will no longer appear on the Web, and you will no longer be able to access your GeoCities account and file," Yahoo! wrote in a notice to GeoCities users, adding that users could port their sites to Yahoo!'s web hosting service. The Yahoo! service would cost users $4.95 per month for the first year and $9.95 per month after that.

Hopefully those of you who had GeoCities accounts that still had content that you wanted to keep have done all the necessary steps required to save your files.

Help us pay tribute to this important piece of web history by telling us what you used your GeoCities account for.

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  • doomtomb
    i used my geocities for p0rn
  • JasonAkkerman did a tribute to GeoCities on their main page today.
  • frostfire626
    What an epic first post.