Neocities

Neocities (a portmanteau of the prefix neo- and GeoCities) is a free web hosting service. Offering 1 GB of storage space and no server-side scripting, the service's expressed goal is to revive the support of "creativity and free expression" provided by GeoCities before its shutdown in the United States of America and Japan in 2009 and 2019, respectively. Kyle Drake started Neocities in 2013.[1] In February 2020, Neocities reported that it had over 276,700 websites on its server.[2]

Neocities
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The logo of Neocities, featuring its mascot Penelope
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The Neocities Homepage, as of October 16, 2019
Type of site
Web hosting
Created byKyle Drake
URLneocities.org
CommercialYes
RegistrationYes
LaunchedMay 24, 2013; 7 years ago (2013-05-24)

HistoryEdit

On May 23, 2013, Kyle Drake posted to his Twitter that he wanted to make a "GeoCities-like" website for the modern web.[3]

In protest of the FCC stance on net neutrality, Neocities announced on May 8, 2014 that it would limit the bandwidth speed of the FCC headquarters to early dial-up modem speeds[4] as a stunt.[5] This protest received wide attention[6][7][8][9][10][11] and lasted until February 2, 2015.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Official NeoCities Blog". neocities.org.
  2. ^ "Neocities". Neocities - neocities.org.
  3. ^ "Kyle Drake on Twitter: I want to make another Geocities. Free web hosting, static HTML only, 10MB limit, anonymous, uncensored". May 23, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "We are rate limiting the FCC to dialup modem speeds until they pay us for bandwidth". May 8, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  5. ^ "The "fast lane" to internet civil war". May 9, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2020.
  6. ^ "Young Turks - FCC Gets A Taste Of It's [sic] Own Medicine". YouTube.
  7. ^ "Web Host Gives FCC a 28.8Kbps Slow Lane in Net Neutrality Protest". Ars Technica. May 9, 2014. Archived from the original on May 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Complaints About Net Neutrality Flooding the FCC". Vox.com. May 9, 2014. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020.
  9. ^ Andy Patrizio (May 12, 2014). "Web hosting provider give FCC a dose of life without net neutrality". Network World. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020.
  10. ^ "Web Hosting Company Puts FCC In Slow Lane". The Verge. May 9, 2014. Archived from the original on May 10, 2014.
  11. ^ "Webhost Protests FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal By Limiting FCC Access To 28.8Kbps". Techdirt. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "We have removed the FCC rate limit". February 4, 2015. Retrieved December 29, 2020.

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