- Feburary 13, 2021
- All 38 neighborhoods are now open and ready for homesteading!
Be sure to join your favorite NeoCities Neighborhood community today.
- January 10, 2021
- Area51 becomes the first
neighborhood to open and Arkm's World becomes the first site to
request to be listed.
- December 28, 2020
- After over a year of inactivity, the decision is made to begin actually creating and opening
up the neighborhoods to homesteaders.
- July 19, 2019
- A revival of the old GeoCities Neighborhoods for Neocities begins.
- June 16, 2019
- Work begins on re-creating the old GeoCities Area51 Neighborhood
- February 17, 2017
- 118,000 websites and counting.
- January 1, 2017
- Neocities switches to SSL defaulting on all sites.
- October 27, 2016:
- Neocities now has 100,000 sites.
- June 3, 2013
- The first user website goes up on Neocites.
- May 28, 2013
The first Neocities blog post is made.
- May 24, 2013
- Neocities goes online.
- May 23, 2013
- Kyle Drake posts to his Twitter that he wanted to make a
“GeoCities-like” website for the modern web.
- October 26, 2009
- With a flick of the switch over a decade of internet history is pitched into the bit bucket.
- April 23, 2009
- Yahoo! announces that it would soon terminate its United States version of GeoCities
- July 1, 1999
- Yahoo!, switches from neighborhood and street addresses Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for
homesteaders to "vanity" URLs through members' registration names to Yahoo! thereby destroying
all the charm of owning a GeoCities site.
- May 28, 1999
- Yahoo takes full control of GeoCities, marking the beginning of the end. Yahoo! introduces
a draconian new Terms of Service
stating that the company owned all rights and content of its users, including media such as pictures.
While some users begin quiting, others
stripped their homepages of color and content, replacing blinking GIFs with excerpts of the
offending Terms of Service in a protest that became known as
- January 28, 1999
- GeoCities sells out to Yahoo!
- June 15, 1998
an effort to increase brand awareness a fit of greed and madness, GeoCities
introduces an invasive waterstain to user Web pages.
- July 3, 1996
- GeoCities rolls out a new
design and updates the look of the entire site.
- December l5, 1995
- BHI, citing the continuing growth of its 14 interactive communities on
the World Wide Web at www.geopages.com, today changed its name to GeoCities.
- November, 1994
- Beverly Hills Internet is launched and begins its quest to build the societies of the New Frontier.
The first step in that endeavor is providing individuals a way to create their own home on the Web.