Reduction of Services From AOL - The Beginning of the End?

Now that I've gotten paranoid about having any serious email set up to go to AOL, you can add shutting down their "hometown" hosting services to the list of shortcomings...  actually, it's not a shortcoming... They're just stopping it.

It's just the beginning of the end for them I suspect.

If you've got a website or web page out there, you may want to grab it and find somewhere else to put it, like blogger or facebook or other sites like that.

The message I received from AOL said the following:

We're sorry to inform you that on Oct. 31, 2008, AOL® Hometown and FTP (The FTP service sucked any way) will be shut down permanently. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Though you will be able to modify your Hometown site and access FTP until this date, we urge you to save your AOL Hometown/FTP content immediately, and consider other options for hosting your site.

It goes on with the standard noise about your understanding and apologies...