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Netscape released Open Directory data under the Open Directory License.Netscape was acquired by AOL shortly thereafter and DMOZ was one of the assets included in the acquisition.The site and community who maintained it were also known as the Open Directory Project (ODP).It was owned by AOL (now a part of Verizon's Oath Inc.) but constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors.By the time Netscape assumed stewardship, the Open Directory Project had about 100,000 URLs indexed with contributions from about 4500 editors.On October 5, 1999, the number of URLs indexed by DMOZ reached one million.For more information, read these issues of Karen's Power Tools newsletter: Karen forgot to change the version number and date on the installer you download.
On January 13, 2007, the Site Suggestion and Update Listings forms were again made available.
There were about 7330 active editors during August 2006.
that prevented editors from working on the directory until December 18, 2006.
The site's interface was given an upgrade in 2016, branded "DMOZ 3.0" but AOL took it offline the following year.
As DMOZ became more widely known, two other major web directories edited by volunteers and sponsored by and Zeal emerged, both now defunct.