GeoCities to Go Dark Oct. 26

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A few months back there was a burst of reminiscing when Yahoo said it would shutter GeoCities, the free hosting platform that boomed in the early days of the web. Lots of folks used GeoCities to build their first site or set up personal web pages. If you’re among them, the clock is ticking. Yahoo now says that GeoCities will close on Oct. 26, and users should save and/or migrate any sites they care about.

“If you do not download your files and images before October 26, 2009, you will no longer be able to access that data,” Yahoo writes in a message to GeoCities customers. “After October 26, your GeoCities files will be deleted from our servers, and will not be recoverable. If you’d like to move your web site, or save the images and other files you’ve posted online, you need to act now.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. Well any Geocities users who want to migrate their site to a new free platform are very welcome at mydragndrop.com :-)