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TheOldNet is a website founded in 2019 by Rich. The website is a frontend for the Wayback Machine, but with a web design similar to the internet design of the 1990s in order for compatibility for older computers. The name "TheOldNet" was chosen, because of the high cost for the domain "TheOldWeb".[1] The owner, Rich, was also invited to the 2022 World of Retro Computing expo to show a new product on the website.[2] Since its launch, it has received coverage from some media websites and popular YouTube content creators.[3][4][5] On June 9th, 2021, Rich responded[6] to a GitHub issue asking whether he will make the website open source. Rich said he had plans of open sourcing the website.


TheOldNet sells vintage hardware on the online marketplace Tindie.[7]


The site has various features which are mostly related to browsing the web on older computers. One of it's most notable features is the HTTP Browser Proxy[8], which is a proxy that gets the webpage from the specified year and displays it to the user, instead of loading the current version of that website. Additionally, the site has a Wikipedia proxy[9] which gets current Wikipedia articles and displays them to the user.


  1. "Documentation". Rich. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  2. "2022 WoRC Expo - World of Retro Computing". World of Retro Computing. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  3. "Browse the web like it's the 90s with this free service". Lawrence Abrams. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  4. "Experience Retro Internet With TheOldNet". I Have A PC. 14 April 2021. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  5. "The Old Net - Experience the '90s Internet Again! (Overview & Demo)". Michael MJD. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  6. "Source? · Issue #2 · ssshake/". Rich. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  7. "Tindie". Tindie, Inc. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  8. "TheOldNet Browser Proxy Instructions". Rich. Retrieved 2023-01-05.
  9. "Wikipedia Proxy". Rich. Retrieved 2023-01-05.

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