Yahoo!: Memo, We're Killing GeoCities Oct. 26

Yahoo! announced back in June that it was shutting down GeoCities, having acquired it for billions of dollars in January of 1999. October 26 was the date named, D-Day if you will, and Yahoo! yesterday sent out a notice to all GeoCities users pretty much advising them to get their rears in gear and find a new host, preferably Yahoo!, before the month's end.

"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.

A little piece of us will die along with the web-hosting service that first came to be in the mid-90's so join us as we shed a tear for all the sites that will disappear if their owners deem the five-to-ten bucks Yahoo! is asking too expensive to bother.


  • the_krasno
    They could just port their sites to blogger. For free.
  • Pei-chen
    October 26 is KG-Day, not D-Day.
  • icemunk
    Yes another bad move for Yahoo. The company is imploding unfortunately.
  • Grims
    This is going to do a major cleanup of the web...
  • werd
    Running across those poorly put together cheesy sites with bad graphics at 640x480 is pure nostalgia...and for that reason too bad they are going away. Brings me back to the mid 90s.


    RIP soon geocites
  • g0rilla
    This will reduce the number of cheesy animated gifs and bad website color combinations by at least 50%
  • pollom
    noooo I love my geocities page !!!! and i dont want to pay
  • jgiron
    This made me go back at look at the first site I ever created in college. pure html, bad coloring and some really old pictures I had on there.
    Going to save some of the info but the rest will be history.
  • bydesign
    That a very expensive hosting option they are offering.
  • hellwig
    Geocities, even with its overly detailed and repeating GIF backgrounds and embedded midi's, couldn't compete with MySpace with its even more detailed and repeating and semi-transparent backgrounds and layouts, nor with the embedded copyright violating flash music player and overly complex and machine-slowing java applets.

    Plus with its 25MB limit, aspiring models couldn't very well post their portfolio online for pornographe... er.. legitimate movie producers to explore.