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11 April - 00:45 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The real audio and chat servers are now fully operational. Thank you for your patience while we corrected this.

GeoCities Operations Team


10 April - 23:51 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The chat and real audio servers are currently unavailable. We are now working to correct this. Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


10 April - 03:02 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The site suffered an uplanned outage for approximately the past 40 minutes now. However, it appears that everything is now up and running smoothly.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 23:47 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The system upgrades are complete and all neighborhoods are once again available.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 22:18 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The Colosseum, Heartland, HotSprings, SunsetStrip, TimesSquare, and Yosemite neighborhoods will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour for system upgrades. We'll let you know when they are back up.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 22:14 PST (-08:00 GMT)

It may still be difficult to connect to the mail servers. We've ordered new hardware to remedy the problem, but it may be 12-16 hours before the situation is cleared up. We do apologize for this inconvenience, and we're working hard to make sure that our solutions are scalable for the future.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 18:14 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We're having some problems with the mail servers. You will be unable to send or retrieve mail for approximately an hour while we correct the problem. We'll let you know as soon as they're up again.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 01:49 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The chat and real audio servers are now operational. Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


09 April - 01:37 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The chat and realaudio server is currently unavailable. We are working to correct this immediately. Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


07 April - 11:42 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The site is up and all systems are functional.

GeoCities Operations Team


07 April - 00:34 PST (-08:00 GMT)

Several neighborhoods were not available from 10pm to 12am PST. We apologize for any inconvenience

GeoCities Operations Team


05 April - 11:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The Chat servers are up and running.

GeoCities Operations Team


05 April - 10:00 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are still experiencing some technical difficulties with the servers that deal with the chat rooms and real audio. At this point in time we do not have an estimate on when this will be resolved. Please check back for further announcements.

GeoCities Operations Team


04 April - 20:10 PST (-08:00 GMT)

All neighborhoods are back up and running and GeoCities has resumed full operations. Here is some background on the situation. GeoCities stores all data for homesteader pages on high capacity disks (RAIDS). We are currently in the process of balancing the load across numerous RAIDS, which in some cases means certain neighborhoods are unavailable for a period of time while they are moved from one RAID to another.

Additionally, and this was a problem we ran into today, we experience hardware and or software failures that are either related or unrelated to the moving of the neighborhoods. In any case, we had our share of hardware and software problems today, in the midst of moving neighborhoods, no less, and in the midst of installing additional equipment. Needless to say, a lot of very hard working and very dedicated people here at GeoCities have gotten little or no sleep during the past week.

We've also had a problem with moving some files into homesteader directories in the Yosemite neighborhood that didn't belong there.

As always, we will try our best to minimize any interruption in service, and also keep this announcements page up to date. Your support and patience is appreciated as we continuously try to improve and upgrade our systems.

GeoCities Operations Team


04 April - 09:57 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The following neighborhoods: BourbonStreet, CapeCanaveral, Hollywood, SoHo, SouthBeach, TelevisionCity, TheTropics and WallStreet are temporarily unavailable due to a system problem. We are doing our best to get the system back up as soon as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our homesteaders.

GeoCities Operations Team


4 April - 5:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

Our neighborhoods were unavailable for approximately one hour this morning due to a system problem. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our homesteaders and the system is back up.

GeoCities Operations Team


3 April - 8:01 PST (-08:00 GMT)

Most of the main neighborhoods are once again intact and having no difficulty, but some of their suburbs remain without a home. Most of this will be cleared up this morning, as soon as our hardware vendor delivers the necessary equipment to make the repairs.

We appreciate your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


2 April - 21:40 PST (-08:00 GMT)

One of the file servers has decided not to respond again, so we're in the process of replacing most of the internal components to improve its performance. This means that several of the neighborhoods will be unavailable for the next several hours.

Those neighborhoods effected include Vienna, BourbonStreet, CapeCanaveral, EnchantedForest, Hollywood, SoHo, SouthBeach, TelevisionCity, TheTropics, and WallStreet.

We truly apologize for yet another inconvenience, but are working through the night to make repairs.

GeoCities Operations Team


2 April - 03:00 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The neighborhoods are back up. Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations


1 April - 23:07 PST (-08:00 GMT)

One of our file servers just went down again, so that means that some of the neighborhoods will (once again) be unavailable until we can bring it back up. Know that we're working as hard as we can, as long as we must, to make things right. I'll keep you updated as I know more.
April Fool's Day just couldn't pass us by without a hitch.

Kevin at GeoCities


1 April - 13:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The last several days have been quite frustrating for us here at GeoCities as well as for our users, and we apologize. We are continually in the process of installing additional hardware and software to keep up with the demand, and even the best laid plans sometimes run into trouble.

We have suffered from a series of unplanned outages during the past several days, starting late last Thursday, and continuing through today. These outages have several causes, including unexpected hardware incompatibility, delays in moving data from one file system to another, and general 'Murphy's Law'

We are ALWAYS adding additional capacity to GeoCities, and we take great pains to avoid any disruptions to our homesteaders, visitors and customers. We will be working day and night to resolve these problems, and again apologize for any inconvenience.

GeoCities Operations Management


31 March - 11:05 PST (-08:00 GMT)

In addition to our file server upgrades, we will be performing routine database maintenance this evening at 10pm PST. This will make it difficult to access applications, update profiles, or edit home pages. This procedure should only take a few hours.

Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


31 March - 8:24 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are still in the process of moving neighborhoods to the new file servers, so several of them will remain unavailable for a few more hours. We are trying to move them as quickly as possible, but they are quite large.

Stay tuned for futher updates.

GeoCities Operations Team


30 March - 22:45 PST (-08:00 GMT)

Certain neighborhoods will again be unavailable for a few hours tonight while we move them to *new* file storage.

The GeoCities Operations Team


29 March - 15:02 PST (-08:00 GMT)

It was necessary to take the site down for approximately 1.5 hours to add file system upgrades.

The GeoCities Development Team


28 March - 17:22 PST (-08:00 GMT)

As a follow-up to this morning's outage we will be disabling the File Manager, EZ Upload and FTP capabilities for the next few hours. This procedure is necessary to identify lingering problems with the file system.

We will post an announcement when we return to normal operation.

Thank you for your patience.

The GeoCities Development Team


28 March - 16:00 PST (-08:00 GMT)

You may experience difficulties accessing certain neighborhoods for the next several hours. This is due to a malfunction in one of our storage devices. We are currently working to remedy this problem.

Check back for further updates.

The GeoCities Development Team


28 March - 10:45 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are experiencing a system outage that may make it difficult to access neighborhood areas. We are working to correct this as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


27 March - 10:10 PST (-08:00 GMT)

You may experience difficulties uploading files via the file manager. We are currently working to correct the problem.

Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Operations Team


27 March - 8:31 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We will be performing some upgrades to the mail servers today which will cause some brief interruptions in service. You may have difficuty connecting to the server to send or receive your mail for the next several hours. If you attempt to contact the server and receive an error, please be patient and try your request again later.

Thank you for your understanding.

GeoCities Operations Team


20 March - 17:11 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The news server is back online. Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Development Team


20 March - 16:08 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The news server will be offline temporarily due to technical difficulties. Please check this page for further updates.

GeoCities Development Team


17 March - 16:45 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The GeoPlus Personal URL's won't work for the next 1/2 hour or so.

GeoCities Development Team


13 March - 12:13 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The news server will be offline from 6:00 PM tonight until about 8:00 PM tonight for tuning and maintenance. During this time you will be unable to retrieve or publish your news feeds and headlines.

GeoCities Development Team


12 March - 12:10 PST (-08:00 GMT)

And finally, we are upgrading and fine-tuning the GeoCities email server and need to take it offline for the next 60-90 minutes. During this time you will not be able to receive your email or send it using mail.geocities.com. We apologize for the inconvenience but are trying to imporve the recent sluggishness that some of you have reported.

Thank you for your patience.

GeoCities Development Team


12 March - 09:45 PST (-08:00 GMT)

You will not be able to ftp to GeoCities for the next hour or so. Please try using the file manager to upload your files.

Please check back for further updates.

GeoCities Development Team


12 March - 07:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are presently experiencing some difficulties with one of our main servers. We expect everything to be back to normal within the hour.

Please check back for further updates.

GeoCities Development Team


8 March - 13:20 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are presently moving the SunsetStrip/Towers neighborhood. You may notice that your page appears to be missing at some point during the day. This should be cleared up by late this evening.

Please check back for further updates.

GeoCities Development Team


7 March - 12:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

We are experiencing some additional difficulties with one of our file servers in Palo Alto, which is causing some of the neighborhoods to be unavailable at this time. We are working on correcting the problem, but the current situation will likely continue for a while longer.

Please check back for further updates.

GeoCities Development Team


7 March - 10:50 PST (-08:00 GMT)

The network problems at our Palo Alto facility have been corrected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

GeoCities Development Team


7 March - 10:00 PST (-08:00 GMT)

You may experience difficulty viewing pages or areaas of GeoCities. This is due to problems we are having in our Palo Alto facility. We are currently working to remedy this. Your patience in appreciated.

Thank you for your understanding.

GeoCities Development Team


6 March - 10:05 PST (-08:00 GMT)

GeoPlus Members - You may not be able to access your page with your Personal URL for the next 15 minutes or so. You should still be able to access your page with the full GeoCities URL.

Thank you for your understanding.

GeoCities Development Team


5 March - 18:20 PST (-08:00 GMT)

Our network provider will be changing to a new switch at a major connection point near our Palo Alto facility tonight around 4:00 AM, Los Angeles time. There will be an interruption of sevice for around 30 minutes at this time, during which you will likely not be able to connect to GeoCities.

Thank you for your understanding.

GeoCities Development Team


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