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Monday, 10 August 2009
What is the future of Angelfire free website hosting?
Mood:  quizzical

Now the Lycos homepage only links to Tripod, what is the future of Angelfire free website hosting?


Posted by apegallery at 5:51 AM EDT | Post Comment | View Comments (5) | Permalink | Share This Post

Monday, 10 August 2009 - 9:10 AM EDT

Name: "anonymous"

This was posted on the A/F blog a short while ago:


Sunday, 18 January 2009
Official: Angelfire/Tripod/Lycos are NOT shutting down
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: The Stranglers
Topic: News

Howdy, Angelfire Members.

Some of you have expressed concern that your Angelfire account is going away. That's not the case at all. Angelfire, Tripod and Lycos are NOT shutting down. Your free/paid sites are fine.

It's Lycos UK/Tripod UK that have announced their shutdown. The UK company licensed the Lycos/Tripod name and some technology years ago, but has NOTHING to do with the original/core Lycos/Tripod/Angelfire that we run here in snowy Waltham, MA, USA. 

(Yeah, I know it sounds a bit strange...just think of it like those step-cousins who share the same last name, but that you never talk to, and have no idea what they're up to.)

The news media picked up on the Lycos UK/Tripod UK press release, and didn't do their fact-checking about the relation, or lack thereof, with the original/core Lycos/Tripod/Angelfire.  

So, again, Angelfire, Tripod and Lycos aren't going anywhere. In fact, the team and I are working hard to get out some exciting new features and upgrades. We're in Alpha testing now, and should have something for you to see in late Feb./early March. Ditto for Lycos Domains, and the domains you may have bought through Tripod or Angelfire. All's fine there, new stuff coming soon. 

If you happen to have a site on Tripod UK that's getting shutdown, feel free to FTP-down your contents from that site, save them to your desktop, and then upload them to your Angelfire or Tripod.com site here. While we don't necessarily support all of the same technologies as the UK version currently, just sit tight. 

Thanks for your ongoing support of Angelfire, Tripod and Lycos here in the USA (and globally across the World Wide Web). We've been around a long time, thanks to you, and we intend to be around for a lot longer.


Jamie Riehle,

Director of Product Infrastructure/Tripod/Angelfire

Lycos, Inc.



Thursday, 13 August 2009 - 12:00 AM EDT

Name: "John G."
Home Page: http://networldlinks.com

Hi Jamie, thanks for the good news!

Thursday, 13 August 2009 - 5:48 PM EDT

Name: apegallery
Home Page: http://apegallery.angelfire.com

That was a press release from seven months ago about a mix-up over Lycos UK/Tripod UK and doesn't appear to have anything to do with recent developments.

Thursday, 13 August 2009 - 10:55 PM EDT

Name: md/jdfaq
Home Page: https://www.angelfire.com/md/jdfaq

Nothing changed as far as I know. if you know html and have your own editor use angelfire. if you need editors on line use tripod.

Friday, 14 August 2009 - 5:09 AM EDT

Name: "anonymous"

Here is a more recent posting from Angelfire Management, concerning this subject:


Thursday, 30 April 2009 - 5:24 AM EDT

Name: "JP"


There's no immediate fear of Angelfire or Tripod closing down. We have some great things planned for this year (PHP support has been launched on Tripod and Angelfire will have some new tricks soon too.) I know that we'll try and make it easy for Geocities users to move across, but I don't have any more details on that yet since much depends on how Yahoo decides to actually do the shutdown.


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