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
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