RIP: Geocities, 1995-2009

Yahoo has finally decided to shut down its long-time free-hosting service, Geocities. It was 10 years ago that Yahoo acquired Geocities for a huge sum of $3.57 billion.

There will be no more sign-ups starting today and towards the end of this year, all existing accounts will be shut down as well. Active users are advised to download and save their data from their accounts.

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Yahoo is offering its professional web hosting services to those who still want to continue and move their sites (its the paid service though). For others, they will still be free hosting service to move to like Blogger or WordPress. I guess Yahoo is just saving up some money in this tough times and it looks like Geocities could be burning some serious cash.

I think I had my very first website back in the 90s on Geocities (or was it Angelfire?). In the days before blogging was known to man, having a Geocities account was the “in thing” then.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

36 Responses

  1. Avatar for MAЙЯ MAЙЯ says:

    Да, таких зачетных блогов я еще не видел! Этот блог даст фору многим сайтам ( по содержанию и не только)! Пять баллов!

  2. Avatar for syxx syxx says:

    sino may account ng geocities?
    nabigyan kasi ako ng parang promo para mgmigrate sa new host system kaso need ng account ng geocites un ang pang verify na subs ka nga. free domain hosting at registration for 2 years with unlimited bandwidth. meron pa ako 5 code. email nio lang ako d2 genesis****@****.***

  3. Avatar for july23 july23 says:

    I use to have geocities account before when i started web developing,is was a big contribution with my learning.
    RIP to geocities. lol

  4. Avatar for Liz Liz says:

    awww, nandun yung first ever website ko! hehe.

  5. Avatar for Gerard Banasig Gerard Banasig says:

    Geocities will always be remembered, a website back then http://geocities.com/itlivewire/main.html

  6. Avatar for CC Lozano CC Lozano says:

    That’s sad. I too used to have a Geocities account.

  7. Avatar for alejojoe a.k.a. josewerkz alejojoe a.k.a. josewerkz says:

    it is home for some bogus sites too… maybe that’s one of the reason they have to shut it down. well, its just a maybe.

  8. Avatar for Niick Niick says:

    Sabi na nga ba darating rin to. Closing Geocities to clear up some space for their unlimited storage in email. Tsk3

  9. Avatar for jared jared says:

    lol i think geocities is ugly

  10. Avatar for abscbnlive abscbnlive says:

    i will miss geocities

  11. Avatar for work at home dad work at home dad says:

    One of the first websites are in Geocities and angelfire.

    It guess its about time to cut on operating expenses that does not bring profit.

  12. Avatar for Ederic Ederic says:

    Sa Geocities ko rin ginawan ng sites ang orgs ko sa college nung mid to late 90s.

  13. Avatar for Student Athlete Student Athlete says:

    Ouch! I’m a very sentimental person. I value my first site; that is hosted on Geocities.

  14. Avatar for Domotics Domotics says:

    Thats really sad…I will have to download all of my files. Thanks for the info. It was really helpfull.

  15. Avatar for Gwapito.com Gwapito.com says:

    I’ve had my first ever website built at Geocities too. Though i only used their free templates, but also had my first tastes of what HTML was about.

  16. Avatar for Brighterside.co.cc Brighterside.co.cc says:

    Papalitan ba nila ung Geocities ng ibang hosting program?

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