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Tuesday, 27 April 2010 06:38 - Last Updated Sunday, 29 August 2010 08:21

  Written by Chad Bean on October 26, 2009 – 7:20 pm -

  It looks like GeoCities, the Free Web Hosting service owned by Yahoo!, is officially ending
service to website owners today. I’m sure many of you have used their service at one point or
another, so it’s kind of sad to see them go down with all of the web sites they hosted.

   My first web site was on GeoCities, complete with a looping, low-quality instrumental midi file,
and animated graphics. Many other free web hosting services like GeoCities have risen and
fallen over the years because the free hosting business model just doesn’t seem sustainable.
It’s amazing how many web sites with no business model or profitability sunk during the .com
internet bubble. Internet businesses, like any other company, aren’t immune from the age old
philosophy of “you need to make money to stay in business”. Now there are a few exceptions to
this rule. It’s still possible to come up with a great idea for a web site and receive funding from a
venture capital firm (read: Twitter), but for the everyday web business owner, they understand
the need to make a profit.

  Many GeoCities refugees have migrated over to, and we want to welcome you
all with open arms. We can assure you that Mambo won’t have the same fate as GeoCities
because well, we’re a profitable company.


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