When it was revealed on Monday that AOL and Yahoo! (YHOO) would soon be known as Oath, the Internet was equal parts confused and angered by the announcement.
Many wondered what the meaning was behind Verizon's (VZ) - Get Verizon Communications Inc. Reportcorporate rebranding following its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo's core digital business. Others, meanwhile, began questioning if two of the most iconic and long-lived web brands would continue to survive.
While it seems clear the Yahoo! brand will continue to exist, the company's near-death experience was enough to conjure memories of some of the ghosts of the internet's past. Here's a collection of some of the internet's most memorable brands that are now defunct or have since been rebranded.