Events in Neocities History

By Clive Python | 14jammar

Neocities is a free web hosting service started in 2013 by Kyle Drake, offering 1 GB of storage space and no server-side scripting for free. Neocities' goal is to revive the support of "creativity and free expression" provided by GeoCities before its partial shutdown. On this page, you may see the (very unofficial) history of the web hosting service.


  • 6 August 1991: Tim Berners-Lee announces the World Wide Web project and software on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. The first website, "" is created.
  • November 1994: Beverly Hills Internet (BHI) was founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner. BHI would later be renamed as "GeoCities".
  • 28 January 1999: GeoCities acquired by Yahoo! and was renamed to Yahoo! GeoCities, at that time it was the third-most visited website on the World Wide Web.
  • 23 April 2009: Yahoo! announced that it would be closing GeoCities in the United States, and stopped accepting new registrations, though the existing GeoCities accounts remain active.
  • Late June 2009: Yahoo! updated the GeoCities home page to indicate: "GeoCities is closing 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 files. If you'd like to move your web site, or save the images and other files you've posted online, please act now by downloading your files or upgrading to Yahoo! Web Hosting".
  • Late June 2009: The Internet Archive tries to archive everything from GeoCities.
  • 26 October 2009: GeoCities in the United States, Canada and Europe go offline.