Yahoo! says it will shut down Geocities on October 22 this year and recommends users to use their "award-winning Web Hosting service, which works a lot like GeoCities but includes a personalized domain name (such as widgetdesigns.com) and matching email, terrific new site building tools, unlimited disk space and bandwidth, premium customer support, and more."
If you have a Geocities account, move your files before they close it.
Yahoo! bought Geocities in 1999 for nearly $5 billion and after only 10 years it is closing down. It is doubtless that Web 2.0 has given birth to dynamic content and services like Geocities, which offer static pages, should go. But it is frustrating to see that instead of improving the way Geocities works, Yahoo! is shutting it down.

The company is certainly seeing it red at this economic downturn. This year Yahoo! closed several services including Yahoo! 360. They also sold off Contest.com domain name for only $380K.

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