Geocities Dies Today


Today’s the day: Yahoo is pulling the plug on Geocities, the Web hosting service it acquired for $3.6 billion in 1999.

We fondly remember Geocities as the host of one of our first Web sites. It was lousy that you couldn’t pick the name of your URL, but it was free! (Some Web “historians” are trying to back up as much of the site as they can. See this LA Times story for more.)

Check out some of our other favourites in this slideshow, “Toast: Tech’s Forgotten Brands.” Or take your pick:

1. AltaVista
2. Amiga
3. Atari
4. Broderbund
5. CDNow
6. Commodore
7. Compuserve
8. CueCat
9. Cyberian Outpost
10. Divx
11. Egghead Software
12. eToys
13. Geocities
14. Inktomi
15. Iomega
16. Lotus
17. Lycos
18. Netscape
19. Packard Bell
20. Prodigy
21. Silicon Graphics
22. Tandy
23. Tomagatchi
24. U.S. Robotics
25. WordPerfect

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