The Deathwatch or Watchlist is a central indicator of websites and networks that are shutting down and serves as an indicator of what happened to particular sites that shut down quickly.
New sites should be added in chronological order, newest death date first. Forward-looking death dates should be added to the first list only. Sites large enough to warrant additional information will receive a dedicated page, linked from here and on Category:Closing projects.
(The content of the Getting Things Done table, merged with the In Progress table, can now be found on Small projects.)
- 1 Pre-emptive Alarmbells (Likely To Die)
- 2 Pining for the Fjords (Dying)
- 3 Dead as a Doornail
- 4 Eleventh Hour Reprieves and Reanimations
- 5 Links
- 6 References
Pre-emptive Alarmbells (Likely To Die)
- Archive Team officially proclaims Yahoo! the least trustable host and its arch-enemy. Prove us different, Yahooligans. Or... don't. Expect anything in wikipedia:List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Yahoo! and wikipedia:List_of_Yahoo!-owned_sites_and_services to shutdown (if it already hasn't).
- Please follow the feeds! &
- Nokia has recently been shutting down services at an alarmingly fast rate. Back up your data, Nokia users!
- AOL has decided to follow in Yahoo's footsteps by mass-closing websites at an alarmingly fast rate. Be careful not to leave any important data with them!
Just When You Least Expect It
Archive Team keeps a list of "healthy sites" that could be fine today and not so hot tomorrow. We focus on ways to back your personal data off these sites so you don't put yourself at unnecessary risk.
Other endangered species and misc ideas
- Louis Rossmann's Youtube channel. He released a video on June 30th with strong hints his channel and business were being shutdown because of reasons he was not able to state.
- He runs/ran a business repairing Apple Macbook motherboards and making videos on how to do these repairs, business advice and related philosophy.
- These repairs are considered "unauthorized" by Apple and could the driving force behind the shutdown.
- There are approximately 700 educational videos on his channel that should be archived, please see the YouTube page on how to archive YouTube videos.
- His business websites could also be at risk https://www.rossmanngroup.com/ & https://mailin.repair/ & https://www.rossmanngroup.com/boards/
- BitTorrent DHT - indexed by various projects who tend to get shut down sooner or later:
- BTDB  - has had domain seized in the past, uses gmail for DMCA notices , no other contact info
- BTDigg  - has had multiple domains seized in the past and died before. Twitter and Facebook is inactive. Contact page doesn't work, but allegedly uses email form
- Torrent Project  - maybe dead, see Deathwatch#2017 for more information
- iTorrents.org  - torrent cache, run by the operator of limetorrents.cc (see whois for contact information)
- We have even more small tidbits of information at Deathwatch/Misc.
Pining for the Fjords (Dying)
Websites (notable or ones with user-generated content) that are definitively shutting down. No speculation please! Sites that appear troubled should go on Fire Drill.
- Pick-Up-Artist-Forum.com with one million posts and 170,000 members will be shut down on 5 March 2018. "Sorry, this forum is no longer active. The posts/threads you see will remain available to read, however new registrations, posts, threads and any type of update will no longer be allowed. Thanks!" "...5th March 2018 the forum will be deleted and will no longer have hosting..."
- Mapzen: Announced 2 January 2018 that it "will cease operations at the end of January 2018. Our hosted APIs and all related support and services will turn off on February 1, 2018. You will not be charged for API usage in December/January.". Many open source cartographical resources are present here.
- Xoom: websites frozen, will only serve static files. Probably preparing for closure.
- Torrent Project  - displays an error 403 page, but the server is still active and serving the .onion domain . Can be contacted via email (see https://web.archive.org/web/20170705071813/https://torrentproject.se/feedback). Has valuable metadata they've collected about torrents such as mediainfo, and also has a very large database (103m) of them.
- Twitter translation center forums  - closing November 30, only forum accounts created prior to November 1 will work.
- Date unknown: http://gamingpolo.com/ has many non-working pages and downloads
- Date unknown: Pirate Bay image hosting site "Bayimg" returns after it shutdown in the raid. However, staff announced that the site would only be up for a week. 
- December 31: ex.ua was like what.cd, except the data is hosted on the site and is at risk of being deleted.
- June 27: Music News Nashville is ceasing publication. "All of our archives will remain online for at least one more year." 
- March 21: Futanariobsession, a niche porn site that has been running since 2009/09/01, is closing its doors. 
- January 1: AutoHotKey's older, IPBoards based forum has been made read-only, in favor of their new forums. Users were migrated but forum posts were not. 
- lots of older nin.com sub-domains (e.g. remix.nin.com, forum.nin.com) are dying; DNS has already been repointed but the old hosts are still on at the time of writing
- Date Unknown: Picasa content will increasingly be killed as Google Photos was launched on 2015-05-28 and will need users.
- Date Unknown: AOL apparently has plans to kill a bunch of sites, including with Joystiq, MyDaily, and ParentDish.
- Date Unknown: Bad Juju Games has filed for bankruptcy, which might mean an end to Desura and Indie Royale, which hosts a large amount of games not hosted anywhere else (some of which is free), as well as forums and various user-generated content. 
Dead as a Doornail
- April 16: German technology discussion forum GIGA-Forum
- March 30: VocaloidOtaku.net
- March 30: website for the video game Halo Wars (including large forums)
- March 1: Polish free webhosting service Republika WWW (according to emails sent out to users).
- February 28: Polish free blog hosting Blog.pl
- January 31: Spanish comics/art/blog/forum Subcultura
- January: Manga hosting website Batoto
- December 15: Vidme - video sharing platform.
- December 15: CompuServe Forums ("CompuServe’s forums, which still exist, are finally shutting down")
- November 8: Miiverse Nintendo's social network which had a client in the 3DS and WiiU consoles and was also for the most part accessible over a PC web browser was shut down. While incomplete, A good chunk of the content was unofficially backed up onto a new site: 
- June 30: Eroshare, a pornographic sharing service, shut down. All those Reddit links, useless...
- June 23: , a discussion community website, shut down.
- March 17: LoadAverage, a GNU social instance (Twitter clone) shut down
- March 10: Version 2 of , a forum for mocking online personalities, was shut down by FreeForums.org for violating their terms of service. The userbase migrated to ProBoards ( ), and then to a self-hosted domain two weeks later ( ), but countless posts from version 2 have been lost.
- March 3: Disney Infinity shut down all community services
- January 31: J:COM NET closes down webhosting service WebSpace 
- Date unknown: http://www.mytvshows.org/ gets turned off.
- Date unknown: According to akz, self-identified in #archivebot as a moderator of the site, Captain Luffy Forums will be closing when the hosting expires, as the owner has chosen not to renew it. It finally did so sometime after August 10th.
- December 27: kepfeltoltes.hu, one of the most popular Hungarian image sharing services, ceased operations.
- November 17: "Due to some recent events, What.CD is shutting down. We are not likely to return any time soon in our current form. All site and user data has been destroyed. So long, and thanks for all the fish." suddenly shuts down. One of, if not, the largest BitTorrent Music Trackers on the internet.
- November 10: Nifty ends web-hosting service. A number has migrated to LaCoocan.
- October 31: Vessel shuts down after it is acquired by Verizon. 
- October 31: Twitterfeed shut its doors on October 31st, 2016. They recommend Buffer (https://buffer.com) or Dlvr.it.
- October 25: Bioware is shut down their forums. They were made read-only on August 26, and taken down entirely on October 25.
- October 23: Allmyvideos.net removed all videos and shut down their website for Good. They claimed that this is because their site is no longer profitable enough to run and maintain the website.
- September: Questhub.io is a public social todolist/quests service. The author announced that it will be closed soon. He is willing to dump the database. The code in open on .
- September 30:  will shut down.
- August 31: Sunrise Calendar will shut down to make way for Outlook. Blame Microsoft.
- August 5: Yahoo has announced that is discontinuing support for all legacy versions of Yahoo messenger and on August 5th the servers will be shut down for good. 
- July 31: , shareware and other software payment processor that started in 1994, shut down with no notice, claiming: "For the past ten years Kagi has been struggling to recover from financial losses due to a supplier fraud situation. We have reduced the debt but the recovery has failed and forced us to close."
- July 27: Portalgraphics.net has closed the portal to the "PGN Community", home to over 90000 unique user-submitted images
- July 20: Kickasstorrents has been seized and the tor domain is offline as well. Fortunately, Proxies exist that have some of the data cached, but it's only a matter of time before the cache gets deleted or the proxies stop working. 
- July 19: Webmonkey now redirects to wired.com after having been abandoned for three years.
- June 1: Arto, the first Danish social site, is shut down (800.000 users about 2-3 TB data estimated).
- June 1: http://www.blog.dk/ Danish blog site (subproject of Arto).
- May 13: Beatport "will be shutting down the Streaming service and mobile app, Beatport News, the Video livestreaming platform, and the Events section."
- May 1: Copy.com and CudaDrive are shut down.
- March 15: Barnes & Noble's Nook App Store, Nook Video, and the UK Nook Store are shut down.
- February 9: Gametrailers officially closed, though the site is still up.
- February 1: notepad.cc by Jacob Bijani (Tumblr creative director until 2013) (urlteam results)More than 900 urls.
- January 31: resume.io "Crazy-simple online resumes." by Jacob Bijani (Tumblr creative director till 2013)
- January 25: Google Code is shut down.
- January 21: Google Maps Coordinate is shut down.
- January 15: Oyster (book service) closed its shell. The public-facing side was saved with ArchiveBot on 2015-10-04.
- December 31: GuildPortal
- October 29: Wizards of the Coast (Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons etc.) shut down its community forums.
- September 30: Club Nintendo shut down worldwide.
- September 30: Yahoo Pipes gets clogged up.
- September 10: Sony discontinues PlayStation Mobile.
- August or September: cyberpunkreview.com: 80s science fiction fansite and community's domain no longer resolves.
- August 27: Blip.tv is gone in a blip.
August 25: Blingee dies and deletes 9 years of user content.
- July 31: Google Moderator disappears (goes read-only on June 30).
- July 24: Surfersparadise closes down most of its websites and content, including the Miss Surfersparadise illustration contest, after making an announcement just 11 days prior. 
- July 30: emoj.li, emoji-based social network was set up as a joke but they are shutting it down seriously.
- July 10: SoundTracking sunsetted.
- July 6: XFire social profiles are burnt up.
- June 30: Freebase shuts down.
- June 13: Hungarian image hosting service keptarad.hu goes down with nearly 80,000 (or, according to inner source, 1.6 million) pictures, one week after it was scheduled to.
- June 9: Pomf.se staff decided to go down with 1.6 million files (and thousands of pastes). Fortunately, they contacted ArchiveTeam and let them get a copy.
- May 31: Gitorious is no longer glorious after acquired by GitLab
- May 30: Foodily recipes vanished in space void.
- May 17: Codehaus.org got kicked out of the hosting market.
- April 30: Hiveminder shut down (user data could be requested by email until May 8th.)
- April 30: Google Helpouts shut down.
- April 30: Grooveshark shut down due to years of copyright issues.
- April 17: Yahoo's URL shortener y.ahoo.it drops its YQL table.
- April 10: FriendFeed shut down, one day later than it was scheduled to.
- April 9: Yahoo Transliteration got shut down for "focus" reasons. 
- April 10: FriendFeed ( ) got unfriended by Facebook.
- March 31: Trovebox got looted.
- March 31: RapidShare shut down.
- March 19: PlaceMyPast.com got lost in history.
- March 18: Animetake.com, Gogoanime.com, etc. is no-go and takes its anime offline.
- March 15: twiigs.com did its last poll (server stayed up for about a month afterwards.)
- March 15: Google Business Sitebuilder became a business sitebreaker.
- March 15: Dropbox. was cloud-offed after getting acquired by
- March 12: Ovi Store is replaced by Opera Mobile Store.
- March 12: Roon (roon.io) met its doom. The site was supposed to have shut down on Dec. 31, 2014.
- March 8: DrivePop.com popped their drives.
- March 7: Target Ticket expired.
- March 5: Mail.in.com sent its last mail.
- March 4: ToonTube (by Launchpad Toys) shut down. No site access, login only.
- March 3: Internet Centrum deletes its phpcities.
- February: CrimeLibrary.com was killed by truTV.
- February 28: Web hosting service Page ON shuts down, taking several websites with it.
- February 26: Apple crashes TestFlight.
- February 23: Odysee shuts down.
- February 16: Google Talk is shut up.
- February 15: Wizards of the Coast will shut down its LISTSERV mailing lists.
- February 13: MediaCrush got crushed.
- February 11: Spot.us has lost us.
- February 7: Cricket Wireless will discontinue Muve Music.
- February 3: The Unofficial Apple Weblog is officially dead.
- February 1: Molto melts away.
- February 1: Samsung ChatON goes quiet.
- February 1: Inkblazers will be Inkerasers.
- January or February: , a file sharing site, resolves a domain parking page.
- January: AOL Autos is shut down.
- January: Image hosting site Majhost quietly disappeared. Curiously, as of 2017, its whois registration is still renewed regularly. Its LEGO-related counterpart, Brickshelf, remains active.
- January 31: Transformers Universe collapses.
- January 26: Brace.io has been acquired by Squarespace. (Shutdown originally planned on 19th.)
- January 15: eFreeGuestbooks couldn't compete with social media
- January 15: HP shut down webOS cloud services.
- January 15: Nokia Chat became Nokia's latest victim.
- January 15: HumanIPO publishes its last story.
- January 15: vStreamers goes offline.
- January 12: DreamBook is burned by DreamHost.
- January 12: Nokia Memories is forgotten.
- January 12: Gnome (Gnome Platform, formerly Interclick) and Right Media Exchange (Right Media Inc) is shutdown by Yahoo!.
- January 2: Leelah Alcorn's Tumblr blog and other online presence is removed.
- January 2: Nokia Trailers, which was supposed to shut down on December 31, 2014, shut down.
- January 1: everfree.net wasn't forever.
- January 1: tvtag was untagged.
- December 31: Yahoo! Classic Games shut down.
- December 31: nRelate closed.
- December 31: Samsung Video Hub and WatchON shut down.
- December 31: Virginia Tech Filebox shut down.
- December 27: Yahoo! Directory shut down 5 days early.
- December 24: Slide Bureau closed down.
- December 23: Magneto shut down.
- December 22: Yahoo! Profiles was—Who are you again?.
- December 21: Yahoo! sunsetted Maktoob forums.
- December 20: Toontown Infinite, a fan-made Toontown Online revival, shut down.
- December 18: Everest.com and its app died from altitude sickness
- December 17: thatguywiththeglasses.com got replaced by channelawesome.com.
- December 16: Google News shut down in Spain.
- December 15: Viddy and Epic, video sharing services acquired by Fullscreen, shut down.
- December 15: Relay.im, bought by Kik, shut down.
- December 12: BigPond Music shut down.
- December 12: here (and available in the Wayback Machine). ran out of quarters. It was saved with ArchiveBot
- December 10: ZipList got zipped up.
- December 9: The Pirate Bay was raided. (Back online February 1, 2015.)
- December 5: Nokia Sync was discontinued.
- December 2: Verizon shut down SugarString.
OpenBitTorrent is mysteriously no longer tracking. (Back online by Jan 6, 2015) 
- November: Jux went down before their official shutdown date, November 30, 2014.
- November 30: Tree Puncher (Minecraft server host) got chopped down.
- November 1: Easel shut down.
- November 1: Qwiki slowed down.
- October 30: Listn was shut down by Beatport.
- October 24: Haivl.com, Vietnam's 9gag equivalent, shut down by the government authorities.
- October 11: OhLife became NoLife.
- October 1: Quizilla fizzled away.
- September 30: Verizon Personal Web Space shut down.
- September 30: Orkut got kut, Google thankfully left a public archive.
- September 30: Yahoo! Education dropped out.
- September 30: Petition Online shut down.
- September 30: The National Atlas died.
- September 25:
TwitPic shuts down.
- September 17: TuneWiki (not a wiki)
- August: Hungarian microblogging service Mommo disappeared.
- August: Blogter.hu died after long illness.
- August 31: Svpply and Want by Svpply were shut down.
- August 31: The Yahoo! Contributor Network is destroyed by Yahoo!.
- August 15: Heello said goooodbye.
- August 10: Fotopedia leaves a photo finish.
- August 5: Justin.tv shuts down completely.
- August 1: Yahoo! Voices, formerly Associated Content, is shut up by Yahoo!.
- July/August: Potential massive Quebec newspaper shutdown around August 2, 74 newspapers were bought by .
- July 31: Shortmail shut down.
- July 31: Snapdisk got snapped.
- July 31: Yahoo! Shine went dark.
- July 31: Pinterest acquires Icebergs.com
- July 3: (magazine in Toronto) printed its last issue on July 3rd 2014 and the website disappeared some time after.
- June 30: Hungarian iWiW social network closes; data not available from this date at all.
- June 30: Me2Day, a Twitter-like social network, kicks the bucket.
- June 15: Rawporter enters "into an exclusive business partnership", deletes user photos and videos (which we rescue.)
- June 1: Ubuntu One shuts down, gives its users until July 31 to grab their data.
- May 20: Nintendo shut down Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (except for the Wii and DSi Shop Channels).
- May 6: Userscripts.org mysteriously vanished. popped up not long after.
- April: is served a takedown notice by Oracle.
- April 30: qik.com shut down.
- April 18: Twitter Music shuts down.
- April 15: Beats shuts down MOG.
- April 14: CGHub quietly closes down.
- April 7: Vizify.com was acquired by Yahoo!. Bios were deleted on April 7, 2014. (Users could opt-in to extend date to September 4, 2014.)
- March: Kephost.hu stepped off with half a million pictures.
- March 31: IntoNow, a Yahoo! acquisition, will ceased to function.
- March 31: Mochi Media realizes Flash is dead and the game is over.
- March 28: Readmill, a social e-reader thing, is closing its doors on July 1, 2013. They have quite a few user pages documenting who read what, who says what and what people think of books.
- March 19:
Full Disclosure ( ) is a security/hacker mailing list that was .
- March 17: doo shut down.
- March 11: Intel AppUp shut down.
- March 3: My Opera closes its member profiles.
- February: Videogum is shutting down.
- February 28: Outbox shuts down to rebuild itself.
- February 21: Yahoo! crashed Cloud Party.
- February 14: Gatsby, not sure whether to file this here or under "Dead as a Doornail". says that it's dead, but it's unclear whether hosted content is still available. Awaiting as to what happened to the data.
- February 7: Schemer.com shut down by Google. (Time of death: 2014-02-08 00:13:52,184 EST.)
- January 21: DrawQuest and Canvas shuts down. moot writes his
- ??? dl.tv There is no new tech podcast on here for over a year. Good idea to start backing up all podcast on this site. Same for Crankygeeks.
- December 26: Wretch and Yahoo! Blog is closed by Yahoo!.
- December 21: is no more. The company that bought the website in 2004, Global Gaming League, decided to "move on" after basically running the website into the ground.
- December 20: WinAmp, home of the Winamp media player, shuts down.
- December 18: Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning closes.
- December 15: Everpix, a photo-sharing service, shuts down. was saved, the rest lost.
- December 12: Hyves closes its social network, but it's now got games!
- November 18 (and back through 2012): Disney nuked a bunch of online games: Pixie Hollow Online, Cars Online, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Toontown Online. The futures of the large fan forums and an extremely completist wiki are doubtful. The Pixie Hollow fan forum specifically announced that they will not be archived, and the Cars Online forum seems to have a similar warning, while the other forums for the shut down games will apparently be migrated into this:
- November 11: Bre.ad is dead.
- November 7: Dopplr drops out from the web.
- November 1: Zapd deletes its user data from the website.
- November 1: iGoogle shuts down.
- November: BerliOS is barely alive.
- November: Bitmit, a Bitcoin marketplace, shut down.
- November: Going to call this one before it even starts, friends:  promises lifetime control of your data and return of your data to loved ones for just $300 for "lifetime", or $30/year. Archive Team says to just say No.
- October 31: Nintendo shut down . It's should be archived in case it goes down.
- October 21: isoHunt was always going to shut down after an MPAA settlement. However, it did so earlier than expected to prevent archival efforts, claiming that 95% of torrents were available elsewhere. No mention of the metadata though.
- October 11: RomBay shut down, now redirects to 
- September 30: OMGPOP shut down, and now redirects to Zynga's main site. There was a to stop it from closing, which did not gain much traction.
- September 30: MSN TV, aka WebTV, no longer accessible.
- September 1st: Thebox.bz, a TV torrents tracker/site, shuts down.
- September: Freeblog.hu closes without notifying their users. Unknown number of blogs lost.
- August-September: , a file hosting website, suddenly shuts down, giving their users little to no warning.
- August 31: Rockmelt shuts down after being acquired by Yahoo!.
- August 21: Amplicate vanishes, leaves behind 502 Bad Gateway errors.
- August 20: Catch closes its doors.
- August 19: shuts down, thankfully leaves everything up.
- August 9: Google Latitude shut down.
- August 5: Astrid is shut down after being acquired by Yahoo!.
- July 31: All third party downloads disappear from Yahoo! Downloads.
- July 25: Yahoo! Stars India is shut down.
- July 24: Snapjoy, acquired by Dropbox in December 2012, is shut down.
- July 19: Google shuts down Alfred.
- July 9: Yahoo! Neighbors shuts down a day after it was supposed to.
- July 8: AltaVista, one of the oldest search engines, shuts down.
- July 1: FoxyTunes and Yahoo! RSS Alerts disappear from the web.
- June 30: Yahoo! demolishes Yahoo! WebPlayer.
- June 28: Yahoo! shuts down Axis, Browser Plus and Citizen Sports.
- June 28: Nintendo shuts down all of its WiiConnect24 services, except for the Mii Channel, Wii Shop Channel, Mario Kart Wii Channel, and the Wii Speak Channel.
- June 4: Adrenaline Vault, a video game review site, has this posted on their Facebook profile: "Over the past weekend hackers hit the site with a DoS attack. Everything had been wiped and with no backups, everything was lost. It has been decided that Avault will remain closed. Rest in Peace, Avault."
- June: , an anonymous file upload site, has announced that they are about $2500 in the hole on hosting costs, and that there is possibility of their shutting down if donations do not improve. It stands to reason that there are some files among their database that are worth saving. An attempt to contact the administrator for more information and to be given a dump of the site was made, and he responded saying he'd be happy to rsync a copy of the data after some legal issues have been settled.
- April 30: Posterous, a blogging and life streaming platform, shut down its "Posterous Spaces" to focus on Twitter.
- April 30: Circalit decides in March that its prose-writing users.
- April 20: Microsoft Collection Book, a site dedicated to collecting information about Windows betas, shuts down due to a C&D from Microsoft. It reopened on May 5 as The Collection Book.
- March 31: Zug.com, a comedy website running since 1995 closed down, and replaced all its pages with a goodbye image.
- March 29: Play 4 Free Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes (WOH) shut down
- March 25: Epinions locked out its users.
- March 24: and all sites under opensolaris.org, including the site hosting the OpenSolaris source code, were decommissioned by Oracle. OpenSolaris was an open source computer operating system based on Solaris and originally created by Sun Microsystems. After the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010, Oracle decided to discontinue open development of the core software, and replaced the OpenSolaris distribution model with the proprietary Solaris Express.
- February 28: , a major video chat service, shut down. Users were emailed and given the ability to download any recorded videos for 3 weeks in advance of the closing date.
- February 21st: , , and all run out of lives.
- February: Regretsy shuts down.
- January 31: Do.com shuts down.
- January: URL shortener, has all of its domains on sale on Sedo. No official word just yet, though. , an
- December: , a social network for teens, has announced that it's shutting down.
- October 29: , a Polish video game news portal, was closed in May, and later wiped entirely on October 29. The articles have been retained at the publisher's other video game portal, Polygamia.pl, but the article comments and the forums are gone (It also had user blogs, but they seemed to have been erased much earlier.)
- September 26: , a central distributor of FOSS commit messages to IRC channels, got its database deleted by its web host. There were no backups. It had been running for a decade (although it had changed maintainership a year before).
- August 17: Ponibooru, a famous My Little Pony-related imageboard, by August 17. All of the images themselves (but not the comments) were available to download via torrents, though it is unknown if the torrents are still available. Currently the most popular/upvoted images are available via another imageboard, Derpibooru, but their copy is incomplete.
- August: Parodius Networking, which hosts numerous web sites related to classic video game platforms, died
- July 30: , a data publishing platform created by was to be closing on July 30, 2012. While the service has only been around for ~2 years it represents a unique look at services for Linked Data, and contains a variety of datasets. Kasabi has a that announces the availability of datasets contained in Kasabi to ease archiving.
- July 26: noob.hu doesn't accept more images. Uploaded pictures still there long after, though.
- July 1: The Polish social network wikipedia:Grono.net has disappeared, replaced by a file hosting service grono.net.pl on July 1, 2012. Most content from the old site was supposed to be migrated, but, according to a message on the main page, technical difficulties have delayed the migration by one or two weeks. It's getting increasingly late...
- June 30: Apple MobileMe, iDisk, iWeb, and included services. This major website and these services will shut down in , simply because web hosting is boring and they want to focus on the exciting "iCloud". 
- April 30: Google Wave shut down on April 30th.
- February: Hungarian free hosting provider stops free service as of February 2012; unknown number of pages disappeared and probably deleted.
- January 19: The popular file hosting service Megaupload has been shut down in January 2012; with it, Megavideo too is gone. It was mainly used for copyright infringement, but lots of perfectly regular files were hosted on it.
Because we know better
- End of 2011: . became a ghost of itself
- Late October/November: by Glenn Fleishman. a site dedicated to indicating sites that have died, itself died. (Keep the around in case that changes, though).
- September/October: The closure of Google Buzz was announced in October. Luckily Google released a tool to download your content from it called Google Takeout: Besides Buzz, Google shut down many of its other minor services, such as Aardvark, Sidewiki, and others:
- August/September: Google Labs closed.  and many great/experimental one of a kind tools vanished. Among many others "google sets" that had been around since a long time, "City Tours" some includeing user generated content and the exciting "google squared"  that was an approach to pass more artificial intelligence to the user than conventional searchengines (compareable to wolframalpha) but seemingly based on a bigger/vast pool of data just like standard google searchresults). Since there is hardly any obvious rationale(?) for closeing down "Google Labs" it pictures google as being either less supportive or even hostile to new inoventions and less responsible with usergenerated content or more secretive about their ongoing projects than one might thought before or than Google might was before indeed. 1 Jan 2011 Whatsgoingonwithgoogle 18:06, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
- June 3: Forums.starwars.com: the closure of their on June 3, 2011. (Forum will lock on 29 April 2011)
- June 1: Prodigy Pages shut down on June 1,2011.
- May 31: closed on May 3, 2011 and deleted everything on May 31, 2011. Users who heard about the closure were given the options of either transferring their photos and videos over to dotPhoto.com or purchasing a DVD with their content for $15.00.
- April 16: Encyclopedia Dramatica shutdown on 16. April 2011 without warning. Ongoing reconstruction Efforts. A lot of Images and Articles are probably lost. (The replacement OhInternet is a very strongly sanitized Version of ED.)
ED is claiming that they are in danger of shutting down. Despite the controversial nature of many articles hosted on the wiki, this would be a big loss of historical records.
A lot of the Images and Pages are still missing. Help appreciated.
- March: shut down at the end of March.
- March 31: Yahoo! Video shut down on March 31st, 2011 and was reborn as a video portal.
- March 16: Microsoft closed Windows Live Spaces on March 16, 2011. Spaces owners had the option to migrate their blogs to WordPress or to make copies. As of January 4, 2011, they could no longer edit their existing Spaces.
- February 22: The Insurgency Wiki is a wiki with a community that created multiple guides and raids for Anonymous, in a similar manner to Encyclopedia Dramatica. It's status has always been unclear, with many mirrors coming and going. But as of Feb. 22, 2012, the last mirror, Partyvan.info, looks like it has some damning database error. Just in case, the Bibliotheca Anonoma has made a full backup, including all available images available.
- February/June: The IRC logging service controversially used un-labeled bots to archive (and publish) logs of IRC channels without notification or permission. shut down. Back in 2007, it had
- January 17: The Sims Carnival: 
- January 1: ProHosting closed hosted sites on 1 Jan 2011
- January: The wiki hosting site wik.is, hosted by MindTouch, shut down on the first week of January 2011; the explanation being that "in order to continue to support the growing needs of our MindTouch Express users, we are offering MindTouch Cloud", which "opens up additional features and functionality that are not available in Wik.is.". The only way you'd know all that is if you receive a warning e-mail from MindTouch. They offer to keep your site running by "upgrading to our paid Cloud version by "
- December 17: The . will shut down its websites, Twitter account, Facebook page, bug trackers and remove access to its source code on 17 Dec 2010
- December: was reworked in December 2010, and by "reworked" we mean massacred. Most notably, the forums were deleted, as well as tons of older articles.
- November: was a small social network started as a side venture by CareerBuilder.com in August 2009. It was quietly shutdown November 2010 without much fanfare. At its height it has 100k users.
- October 31: isweb lite, the Japanese GeoCities, shut down on October 31. Thousands of personal homepages of artists and illustrators were deleted forever. A tiny sample of the pages deleted:  isweb itself (paid hosting!) will shut down in May 2012. 
- September/October: shut down at the end of September 2010.
- Mid-2010: JuniorNet, a subscription based online portal for children, was quietly shut down nearly a decade after it dot-bombed and was acquired by former employees.
- May 31: Portalgraphics.net essentially closes down its galleries, and members are migrated to
- April/May: was a notable and quite popular webcomic which vanished when AT&T discontinued their Worldnet service. Thankfully, an archive is available, e.g. .
- March 31: Extra.hu, largest free hosting Hungarian hosting provider goes paid-only; deletes unknown number of free sites on 31 March 2010.
- March 1: , a lifestreaming site, stopped hosting March 1st 2010.
- March: , once a popular Finnish web site associated with electronic dance music, clubbing/raving, and the other related things was closed in March after been running for years. All the content posted to the forums of the site was, however, obtained and made available by , another related portal popular in Finland.
- December 6: favrd, a website that aggregated favorite tweets from twitter, abruptly shut down on December 6, 2009 with absolutely no warning, killing off thousands of highlighted entries added by group-consensus over significant months. As a reward for their efforts, founder Dean Allen wrote this helpful message: "Alas, stars on Twitter have become mere take-out menus hung on the doors of other restaurants. There are still lots of clever and funny things to read every day, but finding these is no longer a challenge â you already follow your sources. Sites like this one now serve mainly as fuel for emotional up-fuckedness in the guise of a game. Just an idea: next time you see something you like, write the person who made it a note telling them so. Even better, explain why. Take care!" Advice to people who want to work with Dean Allen's projects in the future: don't.
- November: here.is seems to permanently off-line. It ceased to re-direct email for some time ago and as per 11-23-09 it doesn't redirect even URLs any longer.
- October 31: Microsoft Encarta, the online encyclopedia with a 15+ year history, is being shut down. The US version will shut down on October 31, 2009 and the Japanese version on December 31, 2009. 
- October 26: GeoCities: Shock! Repeat Offender Yahoo announced that it would close GeoCities "later this year...We'll send you more details this summer." . The plug was pulled on October 26th 2009. See the Geocities project page for more details.
- August 31: Microsoft's SoapBox has announced it is getting off said soapbox on August 31, 2009. .
- August 30ish: ArchNacho's & TortillaGodzilla's Quality ROMs, a site that hosted ROMs for NES, SNES, and Genesis games, which has announced its effective death back in January 2006, is now finally completely inaccessible, both on its original domain , and on the site that the domain masked . The Wayback Machine contains a mirror of the site up through August 30, 2007, which is after all updates to the site ceased. All ROMs hosted on QualityRoms are included in the mirror and can be downloaded from there.
- August 24: Microsoft's Popfly  pops off into nowhere on August 24, 2009.
- July 13: Yahoo! 360 announces  that they are closing up shop on July 13, 2009. Of course, you can still register an account but that's the first thing you're told.
- June 25: Imeem, a site for sharing music and convincing yourself that what you're hearing is good, on June 25, 2009 that they were "simplifying" things and deleting all user-generated photos and videos uploaded by users. They gave everyone five days to get their photos off, and then extended it to twenty days from the ensuing hue and cry. The uploaded videos had no way to extract them back.
- June 15: became the latest example of Yahoo!'s awesome respect for history and data, announcing the closure of the video hosting and editing site, for June 15, 2009. A software utility has been released to allow you to download the movies from Jumpcut. Otherwise, you are not in great shape - Yahoo says you can move your videos to Flickr, but Flickr cuts off at 90 seconds. A lot of homemade video is going to disappear.
- May 31: Rejaw, a microblogging platform, has announced that it will be shutting down on May 31 2009 . It's gone.
- May 21: MSN QnA Beta closed on May 21 
- April 20: . It did. , " a web-based service for building and hosting custom online database applications and a software as a platform 'utility computing' company", announced it had closed up on February 20, 2009, and that the site would go down permanently on April 20, 2009.
- April 17:  was a social bookmarking service that had been around since 2004. It was acquired by Diigo (announced on March 9), allowed people to opt into transferring their bookmarks to Diigo, and shut down on April 17.
- March 31: It doesn't get more ironic than this:  They almost immediately turned off the backup process, and then announced all your restorable data would go offline on March 31, roughly 30 days after announcement. Surprise! , a HP-owned online backup service, is being shut down.
- March 31: Google acquired numerous alternatives. on 4th December, 2009 and immediately a March 2010 content deletion date. After community pressure, Google has decided to , keeping the service alive until then. The site closed down shortly after. Fortunately there are now are
- March 30: Yahoo Briefcase, a positively ancient site run by Yahoo that provided you with 25 free megabytes of storage space for your junk, sent a mail to what were likely years-old contact addresses to tell them they had a little more than a month to get their files out, March 30, 2009. After that, the files would be deleted. What, Yahoo doesn't have a spare memory stick to store what must be the amount of files in this service for the next year?
- March 25: Yahoo! Farechase, an airline fare aggregation and searching site, was shut down on March 25, 2009. It had previously been its own company, founded in 1999, and purchased by Yahoo! in 2004. 
- March 20:  Things looked so promising in 2006:  Oh, and sadly, all your music you downloaded from them will stop working within 30 days or less.  , "a FREE service that lets you download over 3 million songs and videos, legally and safely", pulled up stakes in the night and completely shut down on March 20, 2009.
- March 17:  Initially, reports indicated it would shut down the website as well as the paper, but a plan was apparently in place to run a "skeleton crew" on an internet-only site, which continues to operate. was , but found no buyer, and the print edition stopped on March 17th 2009 after 146 years.
- March 11: had a combination database and backup failure, losing: "All votes, ever. All member usernames who registered later than around 12 months ago. All member rankings. Your member profile info (e.g., bio, favorite sift, etc.), if any. All activity that happened on the site yesterday, March 11." This is unlikely to kill the site, but an awful lot of data was lost.
- March 6: , a "citizen journalism" site run by Getty images to allow the uploading of images by citizen journalists and the chance to be licensed to news organizations, announced they would no longer take any new imagery after February 6, 2009, and will shut down completely on March 6, 2009. Some content uploaders "may" be contacted about being absorbed into the main Getty site.
- Sometime between February 28th and March 23d: was redirected to Last.fm. The free music it offered does not seem to have been transferred, however (the band Ancient Teknologi had several tracks available on music.download.com, but only one available on Last.fm). As of 28 February, it claimed to have 111.052 MP3s.
- February 28: Lycos Europe shut down their Tripod hosting service on February 28, 2009.   Note that Lycos Europe are distinct from Lycos.com. Lycos Europe is also shuttering the social networking site Jubii as of February 15, 2009.  A Danish version of the site will remain open for the time being.
- February 27: The  We're watching to see what happens with the website (and the material, and the newspaper itself). With a 150-year history, there's a lot of backstory, and how this chronicler of history will end up, so too will many others. There is an excellent documentary about the last days of the Rocky Mountain News . has shut down as of February 27, 2009.
- February 23: Windows Live shut down the MSN Groups on February 23. They extended their original date from February 21st to give Group owners the weekend to prepare. 
- January 31: had a catastrophic disk corruption/failure on January 31, 2009. From the message on the main site: "As I evaluate recovery options, I can't provide a certain timeline or prognosis as to to when or to what degree Ma.gnolia or your bookmarks will return; only that this process will take days, not hours." Ma.gnolia had an excellent export feature... hope you used it and did the backups they didn't!
- January 28: , a style/interior design magazine, announced that they were shutting down on January 28, 2009. , one of the site's heavily used social bookmarking features (somewhat like delicious for images) will remain up for a few weeks to allow users to save their stuff.
- January 28:  ran out of money.
- January 27: Yahoo Pets was shut down and redirected with absolutely no notice around January 27, 2009. 
- January 17: totse.com on January 17, 2009. As of Jan 20th, a mirror , alongside a .
- January 15: Ficlets.com (owned by AOL) has announced they are closing on January 15, 2009. 
- January 15: Circavie.com (owned by AOL) has announced they are closing on January 15, 2009. 
- January 14: Several Google services have shut down.  Most importantly, Google Video stopped accepting new uploads (to avoid competition with Google-owned YouTube), and Google Catalog Search was erased.
- January 11: Co.mments.com closed down on January 11, 2009.
- January 9: AOL Pictures said so long on January 9, 2009. To their credit, you can still yank your stuff into other photo services until June 2009. (At least, according to their goodbye letter.)
- January 6: Electronic Gaming Monthly has recently shut its doors. 
Biggest Botched Shutdowns of 2008
- October 31: (owned by AOL) was officially killed on October 31, 2008.
- October 27: Digitalrailroad.net, a photo hosting site, gave their users a 24-hour eviction notice on October 27, 2008. They shut down 10 hours after the 24-hour notice. 
Other deaths of 2008
- December 31: , the magazine from Tokyo about "Designing and Making things," simultaneously rang in the new year and checked out of existence on December 31, 2008.
- December 31: , a 3D Avatar space experiment, was killed in a really crappy way by Google on December 31, 2008.
- December 27: said goodbye on December 27, 2008.
- December 23:  put away their badges on December 23, 2008.
- December 19(?): Google Research Datasets, shut down on December 19(?), 2008. 
- December 18: Yahoo! Kickstart, a social network for college students revealed in 2007  got expelled on about December 18, 2008. 
- December 16: Flip.com, a social network for teenage girls, shut down on December 16, 2008. Users were advised to print out their digital scrapbooks as backups. 
- December 15: was closed on December 15, 2008.
- December 8: was shut down on December 8, 2008. A lot of people complained about this one, while others thanked the site for shutting down and wished the founder well!
- December 3:  died on December 3, 2008.
- October 31: slipped into history on October 31, 2008.
- October 29:  failed to provide bloggers with the traffic they so desperately desired, and the creator admitted on October 29, 2008 that his 4AM idea may not have been so brilliant.
- September 29: ScribbleWiki wikis go offline. Apparently and they didn't have a backup.
- September 28: Yahoo! Mash, a social networking site, became mush on September 28, 2009, after 30 days warning. 
- September 26: Uber.com was a social blog site that died. 
- Not too be confused with the ridesharing service of the same name, which now owns the domain name uber.com.
- September 18:   , Microsoft's attempt at starting a social network, died on September 18, 2008. All that remains is a few Facebook apps.
- May 21: Virtual Magic Kingdom  The amount of broken hearts and anguish over this move was amazing, and a warning sign to any family-oriented site that encourages families to join up.
on May 21, 2008.
- Some of the more anguished fans have gotten together in various forms to recreate VMK, including , (a memorial site), and (although OpenVMK shutdown due to .)
- February 14: wikipedia:Think_Secret was killed by Apple and shut down on February 14, 2008. 
- July 31: Social.fm couldn't stand up to Last.fm, and died. 
- May 15: Brijit.com, a news aggregation site, closed on May 15, 2008. It might be closed for good. 
- February: Yahoo! Design, a showcase of designing and information aesthetics related to the Yahoo! properties, got revised into oblivion in February, 2008 as part of a 1,000 employee layoff. 
- October 31: Yahoo! Podcasts, a Podcast searching site founded in October 2005 , was closed with no explanation on October 31, 2007. 
- October 23:  Music Bittorrent tracker site with huge user community which cared greatly about digital content and music. Would have been a great resource for the industry to research. Shutdown October 23, 2007.
- September 20: Yahoo! Photos, a photo sharing service by Yahoo!. Tools: Download Hi Resolution Yahoo! Photos by Rohit Sud, Download Yahoo! Photos by Kent Brewster, and by
- March 20: was March 20, 2007 and .
- uploaded to a collection on the Internet Archive. (Internet Underground Music Archive), of Santa Cruz, California, the actual first website to offer free hosting of bands including MP3 files of music offered by the bands, was mostly archived by John Gilmore before going down. At least one IUMA founder now has a copy of that archive. This ~800GB collection has been
- went down. Much of it was archived by John Gilmore.
- , which invented a way of producing simple 3D environments in the web years before the advent of WebGL, quietly disappears from the face of the web
- SixDegrees.com, a social network service website that lasted from 1997 to 2001
- The Useless Pages (at IA)
Eleventh Hour Reprieves and Reanimations
- Linux Journal: Announced on 1 December 2017 that it is ceasing publication. Announced on 1 January 2018 that it has been unexpectedly rescued.
- TwitPic's founder states it won't shut down and Twitter will take care of it. Not.
- Video host Viddler announces in an that they're shutting down free accounts on March 11, 2014. But Archive Team kicked in and began to suck up the place until the owners told us to stop. Videos won't be permanently deleted.
- Chanarchive.org - A site dedicated to saving select quality threads from 4chan, running since 2006 and containing 500GBs of important material. It has shut down entirely, as the owner was banned from PayPal and has no means of paying for the site in its current state. In a , the owner explains that backups will be made available, but there is no guarantee of who, where, and for how long.
will. The site hosts thousands of open source software projects (git, svn, bzr, mailing lists, bug tracking, etc.). Berlios is still open and they are now to keep things running.
- Citizendium's finances . Running a MediaWiki site is cheap and Sanger is not homeless, hence it's expected to survive. WikiTeam archives it on a regular basis.
- Delicious will be . The whole team was let go yesterday - 15 December 2010. . Delicious was acquired from Yahoo! in early 2011 by AVOS however all the prior content is gone.
- Cli.gs, another URL shortening service, announced closure: "On Sunday, 25 Oct 2009 at 12:00:00 GMT, the service will stop accepting new short URLs and will stop logging analytics." In December 2009, it was announced that the "social bookmarking" site Mister Wong has acquired cli.gs and are keeping it running. All aboard the TinyURL project.
- , the official DuckDuckGo community forums, transitioned to their and moved all posts over from their old Zoho forum.
- Earbits bites the dust on June 16, 2014, but comes back to life on June 19th, 2014. In between, we grabbed ~130GB of images and ~130k MP3s.
- Filefront.com is closing up shop . The site will be suspended on March 30, 2009. 1.5 Million files and 48+ TB of space gone just like that. UPDATE As of April 2, 2009, it looks like there may have been an 11th hour reprieve for Filefront. According to a message reportedly from the original founders of the service , the site has been re-acquired by them in order to prevent its proposed shuttering.
- Formspring (now called spring.me) announced they'd be on April the 15th. It was, however, was acquired by new management on May 8, 2013, and saved from being shut down.
- GitHost announced they would be shutting down on April 30, 2015. However, on April 26th, GitLab announced they had acquired GitHost and that user data would not be GitDeleted.
- Google Video threatened to remove all hosted videos with two weeks' notice in April 2011. It backed down after criticism and an archive effort by the Archive Team.
- Home of the Underdogs went under on Feb 9th. There has been some passed along words by the site's owner, now working at an NGO, that an attempt to bring it back may happen. (She definitely has backups of the site.) A community-driven effort to revive the site is currently underway . Backups were restored, and the remaining files (1,000+) collected from the community. As of Jan 4th 2010, HOTU is reporting that files are back online 
- JPG Magazine announced it would shut down on January 5, 2009 , but the site lives . Feel free to download the
Jux announced that they would be shutting down on August 31, 2013. UPDATE On July 17, 2013, Jux announced that they would not shut down, apparently due to financial support from one of their members.
- KeygenJukebox, which shut down in 2014, has recently popped back up.
- ("lolcows", was shut down on January 20, 2017 without a warning by its owner, but was restored three weeks later. , a notorious forum that mocks
- MobyGames, the largest database of old game releases on the net, with huge amount of content found nowhere else. Was bought by GameFly in 2010 and received a new site design in September 2013, which made almost all contributors emigrate. Many site features have disappeared or became broken in the new design, and their large database of cover art and screenshots had problems loading. In December 2013, the site was bought by , who have restored the old site design and managed to draw back pretty much all the contributors. It seems that the site is going back to full health again.
- WebCite – Has a habit of crying for money, threatening it will stop accepting submissions. Since October 2013, the Wayback Machine archives pages on demand, hence there's no reason to use a site like WebCite that declares self at risk. It's expected that they'll send their data to Internet Archive if they ever really have to shut down.
- Word Count Journal ( ) is shutting down on June 11, 2011 UPDATE The site is fully up and running. (checked on October 21, 2011) UPDATE2: Non-functional, but the website is up with this notice "Word Count Journal is no longer being supported." (checked on January 26th, 2012)
Other Sites Remember the Dead
- by Steve Baldwin.
- is an excellent archive of stories about site closings.
- saved the articles deleted from Wikipedia in 2008, and preserves a selection of them.