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Good Bye Archive.Org, Hello Screenshots.com

We recently blogged about archive.org, their site redesign and the problems with load times and other issues they were having – today’s news will probably be the final nail in the coffin for the troubled venture. DomainTools have announced the release to the public of their new website Screenshots.com.

As the name suggests, the website features screenshots of millions of websites taken through time by Domaintools’ own crawlers. We found it fun to look at screenshots of domaininglists.com as it evolved over time, or more interestingly, Facebook.com, Google.com, or Twitter.com, just to name a few.

According to DomainTools’ blog, they have amassed a total of 254,819,641 website screenshots and counting to date. That is massive!

This tool will definitely come in handy when decided to buy an expired domain name or an existing website or domain name as you have the history of said domain name at fingertips (something I was hoping for from archive.org – but never truly got for reasons mentioned earlier).

Own a site that has evolved over time and been captured by Screenshots.com? Or can you think of a general site that has had major aesthetic surgery from launch to present? Do share with us in the comments below.

One comment

  1. Archive.org was too slow, poor user interface and failed to make any worthwhile improvements. Screenshots.com is the tool I wished I had when I was having problems with Way back Machine, and now i have it!

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