Got a hot geocities site? Well, if it hits 3GB (the current limit) per month, you're gonna pay. Man, I can hear those celeb/fan sites screaming from here.
Yahoo sent notices to GeoCities members who use more than 3GB per month of data-transfer space for a Web site, saying that to keep such sites continuously running, members should join one of its paid Web-hosting services: the recently launched GeoCities Pro or GeoCities Webmaster.
"Shortly, all free member sites transferring more than the allowable data limit will be disabled for portions of the day until usage falls to within the prescribed limits," the notice read.
*l* ....Biancas isn't out of the woods yet.....which leads me to wonder if the Geocities news is also symptomatic of deeper problems such as the (now obviously outdated and financially dangerous) belief that money comes from nowhere (angel funding, big bank loans) instead of building a biz on sweat labor and reinvesting in the biz and growing it slowly. It's very difficult to start charging for services when one's been giving away for free. Much easier to raise a price after charging a token amount from the beginning.