Note: has announced it will be closing its free web hosting services. I urge editors to use the time provided by this advance notice to start moving through sites and emailing webmasters, asking that if they are moving, they consider using the Update URL feature, or contact me for help. This will help us avoid an onslaught of reds. See for more information.

The form letter I am using is noted below. It is modified from the one I used succesfully for's closing. Feel free to modify and use as you see fit.


Subject: Open Directory Project -

Hi, I'm contacting you on behalf of . I noticed you have a website hosted on that is currently listed in the Open Directory. The site I am writing to you about is and it is listed in the following category: has recently announced that it will be discontinuing its free web hosting and all data should be backed up and transferred to a new host prior to July 15, 2001. See,566,-5605,00.html for more information.

If you have a new location for this site, I suggest you visit the page it is listed on and use the Update URL link at the top of the page. You will be asked to enter the (current) URL of your site, and then note the new URL on the next page. Please include the reason of the change (That is closing down) to help us process the change as quickly as possible. If you will not be moving your site to a new URL, you can also use this feature to let us know.

If you have any problems, feel free to email me and I will do my best to help.

Thank you.


Sam Volunteer Editor, Open Directory Project

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