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Type of site
Web archiving
Available in Multilingual
Alexa rank Positive decrease 3,189 (June 2018)[1]
Commercial No
Registration No
Launched 2012; 6 years ago (2012)
Current status Online (formerly is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages.[2] It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50 MB each, but with Web 2.0 sites (such as Google Maps and Twitter) included. uses headless browsing to record what embedded resources need to be captured to provide a high-quality memento, and creates a PNG image to provide a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.[3]

Unlike crawlers such as Wayback Machine, only captures individual pages in response to explicit user requests, and so does not obey the robots exclusion standard.[4] Because of this, website owners cannot unilaterally remove snapshots at will, making it a "permanent" archive.[5][not in citation given]

Since July 2013, supports the Memento Project application programming interface (API).[6][7]

Worldwide availability

China has been blocked in China since December 2013,[8] although its other domains remain unblocked.[9]


On July 21, 2015, the operators blocked access to the service from all Finnish IP addresses, stating on Twitter that they did this in order to avoid escalating a dispute they allegedly had with the Finnish government.[10]


In Russia, only HTTP access is possible; HTTPS connections are blocked.[11][12]

since the spring of 2018.


Russian Hostkey is the primary host, distributed by Cloudflare.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ " Site Info". Site Info. Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ Martin Brinkmann (22 Apr 2015). "Create publicly available web page archives with". Ghacks. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ Brunelle, Justin F.; Kelly, Mat; Weigle, Michele C.; Nelson, Michael L. (2015-01-25). "The impact of JavaScript on archivability". International Journal on Digital Libraries. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 17 (2): 95-117. doi:10.1007/s00799-015-0140-8. 
  4. ^ Dascalescu, Dan (18 February 2013). "Web page archiving - Dan Dascalescu's Wiki (review)". Retrieved 2013. 
  5. ^ Koebler, Jason (29 October 2014). "Dear GamerGate: Please Stop Stealing Our Shit". Motherboard. 
  6. ^ Nelson, Michael L. (9 July 2013). " Supports Memento". Research and Teaching Updates. Web Science and Digital Libraries Research Group at Old Dominion University. Archived from the original on 27 July 2013. Retrieved 2013. 
  7. ^ "" Memento Protocol Information. Memento Development Group. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  8. ^ " is 100% blocked in China". Greatfire Analyzer. Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ " in China | GreatFire Analyzer". Retrieved . 
  10. ^ Lapintie, Lassi (22 July 2015). "Suomalaisilta estettiin haktivistien suosimalla verkkosivulla käynti" [Finns' access to website used by hacktivists blocked]. Iltalehti (in Finnish). Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ " archive..., -". 2016-01-29. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Russia Blocks Another Archive Site Because It Might Contain Old Pages About Drugs". Techdirt. 
  13. ^ "Netcraft - Search Web by Domain". Netcraft Services. Netcraft Ltd. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ " server and hosting history". EasyCounter. Retrieved 2017. 

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