GeoCities is closing on October 26, 2009

Sidoarjo – Baru saja aku membuka account Yahoo!-ku, ternyata aku mendapatkan email dari Yahoo! terkait penutupan Geocities, dimana Geocities merupakan layanan free hosting dimana kita bisa menempatkan file yang dapat diakses oleh pihak lain. Yang aneh aku kok lupa ya kira-kira dulu pernah hosting di Geocities? karena mainan Geocities itu kalau tidak salah waktu aku pertama kali mainan web. Berikut adalah email yang dikirimkan ke aku.

Dear Yahoo!7 GeoCities customer,

We're writing to remind you that Yahoo!7 
GeoCities, our free web site building service 
and community, is closing on October 26, 2009.

We have enjoyed hosting web sites created by Yahoo! users all
over the world, and we're proud of the community you've built.
However, we have decided to focus on helping our customers
explore and build relationships online in other ways.

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.

What You Need to Do
If you're no longer using your web site, you don't need to do
a thing, but if you'd like to move your web site, or save the
images and other files you've posted online, you need to act
now by downloading your files to your own computer.

To quickly download your published files and images, visit your
GeoCities web site, right-click on each page, and choose Save
Page As... from the menu that appears. Choose a location on
your computer to save your files, then click OK or Save to
save the HTML and images associated with your page. Learn more
about downloading your files.

With your pages and images saved offline, you can re-create
your site with any hosting provider you like.

Please be aware that after October 26, your GeoCities files
will be deleted from our servers, and will not be recoverable.
If you'd like to save your files, you must download them now.

Another Way to Connect Online
As a Yahoo!7 customer, you can now use your Yahoo!7 profile
as a central point to manage your identity, activities,
and interests across Yahoo! and make it easy to connect
and share with the people who matter to you most.

You can get started anytime by adding your picture and
other personal details, then invite friends and family
to connect — even start your own blog. You'll be able
to follow the online activities of your connections across Yahoo!.

Setting up your profile is easy, and it's free! Visit your
profile now.

Don't Wait
Please save your files now. If you need assistance, please
visit the help centre.

We want to thank you for being a GeoCities customer, and
hope you continue to enjoy our other Yahoo!7 services.

Best regards,

The Yahoo!7 GeoCities team

More information http://help.yahoo.com/l/au/yahoo7/geocities/close/