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geocitiesYahoo! is slowly killing off some of its service that I kind of forgot it had. In January, the company announced it would be pulling the plug on Yahoo! Briefcase, an online file storage site that was state of the art 10 years ago when it offered 30MB of web based storage, but which hasn't really been updated since. Today Yahoo! is hammering the nail in the coffin of GeoCities, a web site building service that hasn't been updated in nearly as long.

Yahoo! has already stopped accepting new account registrations, but existing GeoCities pages won't be pulled down until later this year.

The company hasn't offered a simple path for migrating your data yet, but Yahoo! is suggesting users upgrades to paid Yahoo! web hosting accounts. There are no plans to offer a free web hosting service in the future.