GeoCities FAQ Page -- Program Information

This list will provide general information about the programs that GeoCities offers. Please read the list carefully and select the question that most closely addresses your concern.
  1. What programs are available in GeoCities?
  2. How does the free Personal Home Page Program work?
  3. How do I sign up for a free Personal Home Page?
What programs are available in GeoCities?
GeoCities offers one distinct program for visitors. Our main program is the free Personal Home Page Program, which allows you to post a personal home page in the neighborhood of your choice.
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How does the free Personal Home Page Program work?
GeoCities offers free Personal Home Pages in twenty-nine Neighborhoods. Each is a cyber community with distinct interests and culture. Regardless of where you live in the physical world, you should choose to homestead in a GeoCities neighborhood that corresponds to your interests.

The purpose of the free Personal Home Page program is to give people the ability to create a home on the World Wide Web that reflects their interests, hobbies and background. If you want to promote your consulting service as well, that's generally fine if your page is also about other things.

Our requirements for a free page are that it be personal in nature (i.e. not promoting a commercial product or service), that you provide a link on the page pointing back to our site, that you keep the page fresh (i.e. make changes or additions at least every month), and that you not exceed 2 MB of space. In order to promote the concept of community, we do not allow password access nor hidden pages or images.

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How do I sign up for a free Personal Home Page?
Follow these three simple steps to get your free Personal Home Page.

Browse the Neighborhood Directory and choose a neighborhood to live in.
Be sure to choose a neighborhood with a theme that corresponds to the content of your Home Page. Don't choose a neighborhood based on its proximity to where you live, but rather choose one whose theme aligns with the theme of your home page. For example, if your page is about the entertainment industry, you should be located in Hollywood. If it's about your favorite sports team, then choose the Colosseum Neighborhood.

Find a vacant address in the correct neighborhood.
We now have two ways to find a vacancy in the neighborhood of your choice. Beginning from the neighborhood's main page, you may search through the numbered address blocks in the residential district until you locate a space that says "vacant" next to it, or you can simply click on the word "Join" and follow the directions from there. By choosing "yes" on the next page, you'll automaticaly be transferred to the "Vacancy Locator" for that neighborhood.

Regardless of the method that you choose, you will likely find more vacancies in the higher numbered address blocks, since those were added most recently.

Click on the words "Apply for this address" to reserve your space.
This will automatically transfer you to the Application Form with the address portion of the form already filled out. Complete the rest of the form and be sure to give the correct E-mail address, or you will not receive your password allowing you to move in to your new home.

Once the application form is accepted, you will receive an E-Mail confirming your application information, and giving you a password for use in creating your own Personal Home Page. You are then able to use our File Manager to create your Personal Home Page, or, submit your custom Home Page and GIFs/JPGs using FTP.

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