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The neighborhoods included "Colosseum," "Hollywood," "Rodeo Drive," "Sunset Strip," "Wall Street," and "West Hollywood".In mid-1995, the company decided to offer users (thereafter known as "Homesteaders") the ability to develop free home pages within those neighborhoods.

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For instance, German Web host Jimdo started the "Lifeboat for Geo Cities" service to encourage Geo Cities users to put their Web sites on Jimdo.

Many of the pages formerly hosted by Geo Cities remained accessible, but could not be updated, until 2014.

The "cities" were named after real cities or regions according to their content—for example, computer-related sites were placed in "Silicon Valley" and those dealing with entertainment were assigned to "Hollywood"—hence the name of the site. , this practice was abandoned in favor of using the Yahoo! In April 2009, approximately ten years after Yahoo!

bought Geo Cities, As of February 10, 2016, Geo Cities Japan is still online, with no signs of upcoming closure.

The implementation of the watermark preceded the widespread adoption of CSS and standardized DOM and had cross-browser issues.

However, Geo Cities said in a press release that feedback regarding the watermark had been overwhelmingly positive.

Geo Cities never enforced neighborhood specific content; for example, a "Hollywood" homesteader could be nothing but a college student's home page, which would be more appropriate for another neighborhood.

The company decided to focus on building membership and community, and on December 15, 1995, BHI became known as Geo Cities after having also been called Geopages. , invested extensively in Geo Cities and, with the introduction of paid premium services, the site continued to grow.

Rupert Goodwins, the editor of ZDNet, perceived the closure of Geo Cities as an end of an era; he described Geo Cities as "the first proof that you could have something really popular and still not make any money on the internet." Vijay Mukhi, an internet and cyber security expert quoted in the Business Standard, criticized Yahoo's handling of Geo Cities; Mukhi described Geo Cities as "a lost opportunity for Yahoo!

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