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WebCite is a archiving site on-demand.

Unlike most of the targets on AT's hitlist, Webcite is a nonprofit consortium of about a hundred scholarly journals and universities, as well as Wikipedia and Archive.org; with a specific mandate to preserve submitted content indefinitely. Webcite is so bulletproof that Archive Team uses it on this very page, and elsewhere, to archive content.

But Archive Team trusts no man nor consortium! Fortunately, Webcite has a convenient online form where you can apply to host a mirror.

History

Sep 11, 2011 - We apologize for the recent outage following the week of Sep 3rd, 2011. WebCite went down due to a hardware failure, and restoring our huge database took a couple of days. Everything should be back to normal. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

February 2013:

WebCite will stop accepting new submissions end of 2013, unless we reach our fundraising goals to modernize and expand this service.

Please support our crowdfunding campaign. If you are interested in keeping this service alive, please give generously - or at least share our campaign on Facebook. Funders supporting us with $250 or more will be acknowledged by name on our redesigned website.

http://fnd.us/c/aQMp7

How-to

You can archive a website filling this form (url and e-mail parameters are mandatory): http://www.webcitation.org/archive

Also, you can archive link batches: http://www.webcitation.org/comb When archiving a lot of links, checking all the checkboxes is hard, just install CheckFox add-on for Firefox and enjoy.

If you want to search for a page before archiving (perhaps it was archive before by other person) use this: http://www.webcitation.org/query

You can create a bookmarklet for your web browser, so, when surfing an interesting website, you can archive it just pressing an icon/bookmark. Instructions here: http://www.webcitation.org/bookmarklet I recommend do not put the entire e-mail address, just "test@test." and fill the .com manually, to avoid automatically archiving undesired sites by error.

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