Goodbye DMOZ Open Directory Project
Goodbye DMOZ Open Directory Project And Why It Was Shut Down
As of March 14, 2017, DMOZ, the Open Directory Project, that uses humans to edit and organize websites vs machines, will close it’s doors forever. We are so sad to see them go.
DMOZ Open Directory, founded back in 1998, earlier name, directory.mozilla.org, is a multilingual open-content directory of World Wide Web links. The site and community who maintain it are also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP). It is owned by AOL but constructed and maintained by a community of Volunteer Editors.
The way this directory lists websites is by category. Any website listing you can ever think of, is organized on DMOZ. Generally, sites will submit their websites or blogs to this directory by choosing a category, which usually takes a few weeks to show up on the site, if accepted. The directory is free, but not all sites are accepted.
DMOZ Open Directory Project will be missed. With Sites like Google and Yahoo, it’s just so hard for any directory to survive. What other Web Directories will be next?