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Reminds me of my early days in the web (early to mid 2000's) when people had GeoCities websites, Angelfire, etc... For the record GeoCities never closed for Japan probably due to this phenomena you mention where they just host somewhere instead of buying a domain. I wonder how many pay for hosting despite only having a subdomain.



Even more crazy, the Japanese Geocities is part of the Japanese Yahoo.

Sometimes it really feels like they have a parallel web going on over there!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_GeoCities#GeoCities_Jap...




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