Redirection Service: Eliminate dead links from your website automatically

March 3rd, 2021

by the Archive-It team

Internet Archive’s Redirection Service helps websites to provide a seamless user experience by replacing dead links with an automatic redirection to archived pages. Where visitors would have dead-ended at “404 – page not found” messages, the Redirection Service connects them automatically to the content they seek from the archives.

Universities, government agencies, and community-based organizations have used this service as a means to provide perpetually accessible content to their website visitors. For instance, when the National Archives of Scotland retired its website at http://www.nas.gov.uk/ and merged with the National Records of Scotland, partners at the new institution kept the original domain accessible online to redirect permanently to the archived version.

Screenshot of the National Records of Scotland's archived website

Such measures allow for our partners to provide their users with persistent, reliable access to historically significant and relevant content. The Redirection Service is available for a flat fee of $500. Internet Archive’s web archivists and technologists are also available for installation instruction and an initial consultation. 

Please contact us to learn more about this service.