This week my website was removed from the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine is an impressive website that lets you view what a website looked like years ago. As part of Archive.org Internet Archive, this website is truly impressive and holds entertainingly-old versions of most webpages. Just look at Amazon.com in the year 2000 for a good laugh.
I started this blog as a child twenty years ago and after seeing what the Wayback Machine pulled-up I realized that it may be best that the thoughts I had as a child stay in the past. I have personal copies of all my old blog posts, but with the wisdom of age and hindsight I’d much prefer that that material stay off the internet. Luckily I was able to get my website removed from the Wayback Machine, and this post documents how I did it.
Please remove my website [MY URL] from the Wayback Machine. [MY URL]/robots.txt has been updated to indicate I do not wish this website to be archived. https://lookup.icann.org/ shows that [MY URL] points to [HOSTING COMPANY] nameservers, and I have attached a recent invoice from [HOSTING COMPANY] as evidence that I own this domain. If additional evidence or action is required (e.g., DMCA takedown notice) please let me know. Thank you! Scott