NetControl, some sort of old Greek magazine, cached thousands of random homepages between 1994 and 1997 and never took them offline. The result is a strange surfing experience, like randomly browsing the Wayback Archive for homepages.
Like the Wayback Archive, it’s a great way to see old and ugly versions of popular sites. It’s also a great reminder of dead design trends, like “adjust your browser” notices, full-color backgrounds, rendered animations, giant imagemaps and splash screens, pages enhanced for Netscape Navigator 2.0 or optimized for 640×480.
I went through and pulled out some of the best, so you won’t have to.
Dead (Or Mostly Dead) Dot-Coms
Urban Desires, Blender, Spiv, Rocktropolis, Ultimate Band List, IUMA, The Blue Dot, The Spot, ParentSoup, George Magazine, Film.com, Spanq, Voyager Multimedia, MMWire, .NET, Addicted to Noise, gURL, Women’s Wire, Stale (Slate parody)