There is a announcement for closing service for geocities.com.hk at early of this year. It seems not relatived to geocities.com. In April 2009, Yahoo! make an announcement to notice us they will close Geocities.com later this year too.
After careful consideration, Yahoo! has decided to close GeoCities later this year.
You can continue enjoying your GeoCities service until then — we just wanted you to let you know about the closure as soon as possible. We'll share more details this summer. For now, please visit the help center for more information.
Trackback from Wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geocities
Yahoo! GeoCities is a web hosting service founded by David Bohnett and John Rezner in late 1994 as Beverly Hills Internet (BHI).
In its original form, site users selected a "city" in which to place their web pages. The "cities" were named after real cities or regions according to their content—for example, computer-related sites were placed in "SiliconValley" and those dealing with entertainment were assigned to "Hollywood"—hence the name of the site. This feature has since been abandoned; however, a number of older sites using the original "city" system still exist.
In April 2009, Yahoo announced that it will close down GeoCities later in the year. The site is no longer accepting new registrations.
Actually tw and cn geocities was closed before 2009. Geocities.jp will be the only survivour after this year. If you compare their performence. You will find out Geocities.jp has much better services than others. They pay much effort than other countries. Even the service and the design layout. Geocities.com is still remain 2000s' performance before it closed...